May 20, 2022

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Anti-U.S. rhetoric missing from DPRK’s Korean War anniversary coverage

Further signs of shift in North Korean propaganda narrative ahead of continuing U.S.-DPRK talks

Explicit anti-U.S. messages are absent in the markedly softer North Korean coverage of the 68th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a review of the Monday edition of state outlet Rodong Sinmun reveals.

Compared to last year’s coverage commemorating the “military invasion” carried out by the “American imperialists and their south Korean puppets,” today’s Rodong articles do not include mentions of specific enemies of the Korean War.