October 23, 2020

North Korean media blasted Seoul at least 600 times this year, lawmaker says

Conservative lawmaker claims that DPRK state media articles criticizing the South increased six-fold in 2019

Even though North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in recently exchanged flowery letters in September, new numbers suggest that the DPRK talked a lot of smack about its Southern counterpart this year.

North Korean state media published at least 600 articles criticizing South Korea in 2020, according to unification ministry data recently submitted to South Korean lawmaker Kim Gi-hyeon’s office. The largest spike was in June, when 239 anti-South Korea reports were published — and when Pyongyang blew up the inter-Korean joint liaison office.