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Jeongmin Kim is a correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. She previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and in the Seoul bureau of Reuters news agency. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim
South Korea on Saturday urged North Korea to drop plans to send thousands of anti-South leaflets across the inter-Korean border, in a statement warning Pyongyang against further exacerbating rising tensions on the peninsula.
The comments, issued by the Ministry of Unification (MOU), follow reports in North Korean state media earlier in the day that efforts are now underway across the country to send "leaflets of punishment" to the South.