January 25, 2021

North Korea to defy inter-Korean military agreement, return troops to frontline

General Staff of the KPA says military will also assist in a "leaflet scattering" campaign against the South

Update at 11:10 KST: This article has been updated to include a response from South Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND).

North Korea's military on Tuesday promised to defy the terms of a 2018 inter-Korean military agreement and advance into previously demilitarized areas, as well as assist citizens in a retaliatory "large-scale leaflet scattering" campaign against the South.