30 Apr '18, 7am

South Korea to remove propaganda loudspeakers from border

SEOUL: In initial small steps toward reconciliation, South Korea said on Monday (Apr 30) it would remove loudspeakers that blared propaganda across the border, while North Korea said it would shift its clocks to align with its southern neighbour. The moves come after Friday's historic summit at which South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un agreed to end hostilities and work toward "complete denuclearisation " of the Korean peninsula. South Korea turned off the loudspeakers that broadcast a mixture of news, Korean pop songs and criticism of the North Korean regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of the summit. It will begin removing the speakers on Tuesday. "We see this as the easiest first step to build military trust," South Korean defense ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo said. "We are expecting the North's implementation." The feel-good summit...

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