North Korea stated it determined to droop “military action” in opposition to South Korea throughout a digital assembly of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).
The state-run Korea Central News Agency reported that North Korean chief Kim Jong-un presided over the assembly late Tuesday, which examined agenda objects together with “further bolstering the war deterrent of the country.”
“At the preliminary meeting, the WPK Central Military Commission took stock of the prevailing situation and suspended the military action plans against the South brought for the fifth meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission by the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army,” the report stated.
The assertion comes after tensions between the 2 international locations intensified final week because of the unfold of anti-Pyongyang leaflets from throughout the South Korean border.
North Korea final week ordered the nation’s navy to hit and demolish the inter-Korean liaison workplace at their mutual border.
The assault on the inter-Korean workplace — a logo of fine relations between the North and South — price the job of the South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, who resigned and took accountability for the breakdown in communications between the international locations.
However, South Korea media reported that North Korean defectors have been behind the anti-Pyongyang leaflet propaganda.
The South additionally sought to right away halt such leaflet campaigns.
“Leaflets, whether from the North or the South, do no good for inter-Korean relations, and the two leaders agreed in the Panmunjom Declaration to stop the leafleting,” a ministry official was quoted as saying.
Pyongyang has accused Seoul of failing to cease propaganda aimed toward demeaning the North.
Meanwhile, North Korean authorities have been additionally reported to have eliminated at the least 10 “propaganda loudspeakers” which have been reinstalled alongside the border with the South, Yonhap News reported.
The move got here after Kim ordered the suspension of navy motion plans in opposition to the South. Around 20 such loudspeakers have been arrange by Pyongyang alongside its border areas with the South prior to now few days.
Technically, the 2 international locations stay at battle after Korean War hostilities ended with a ceasefire in 1953, as a peace treaty was by no means signed.
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