October 31, 2020

Seoul won’t rule out action against radio stations broadcasting into North Korea

South Korea's unification ministry laid out its logic on balloon launch crackdowns during a government press tour

South Korea won't rule out actions against human rights groups broadcasting radio programs into North Korea if Pyongyang takes issue with it, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Unification (MOU) told NK News on Tuesday.

During a government press tour at Ganghwa Island and near the inter-Korean border, NK News asked the unification ministry whether it would "not touch radio going to North Korea" in the event that the DPRK complains about it in a similar fashion to its campaign against leaflet launches in June. In response, a ministry spokesperson said that they could not provide a "yes or no answer" to the question.