October 31, 2020

NK media denounces Seoul for increasing defense budget, warns of consequence

Increased military budget roughly 125% value of North Korea's entire GNI

North Korean state-run media on Friday denounced Seoul's approval for the biggest South Korean defense budget increase in 11 years, warning that it could result in “catastrophic consequences”.

The critique notably came after unprecedented scenes of inter-Korean military cooperation on Wednesday, when soldiers from the two sides were filmed completing verification of the removal of guard posts along the demilitarized zone (DMZ )