February 21, 2024

Domestic-facing North Korean media condemns US-ROK drills in rare commentary

Rodong Sinmun slams Yoon Suk-yeol and details US military assets in what experts call effort to ratchet up tensions

North Korea’s primary newspaper the Rodong Sinmun and main television station issued a rare and detailed criticism of ongoing U.S.-ROK military activities on Friday, accusing the allies of “violently encroaching” upon DPRK sovereignty and interests.

Though the Kim Jong Un government regularly slams adversaries like the U.S. and South Korea for conducting military exercises, such criticism is normally carried in media channels targeting audiences outside of its territory.