Just days before peace talks are scheduled to take place between the two countries, South Korea has turned off the loudspeakers that broadcast propaganda along its border with North Korea.
According to the BBC, the broadcasts, which included everything from K-pop music to reports that criticized the North, stopped playing early Monday morning.
The broadcasts would normally be heard by North Korea’s troops and some of its citizens living in the area.
South Korea spokesman Choi Hoi-hyun told reporters that officials hoped the move would “ease the military tension between the two Koreas and develop a peaceful summit atmosphere.”
“We hope this decision will lead both Koreas to stop mutual criticism and propaganda against each other and also contribute in creating peace and a new beginning,” he said. full story