Şimal Çınar –TDO- A senior military official who is stationed at the inter-Korean Demilitarized Zone told on Tuesday that North Korea has lowered the volume of its propaganda border after Friday’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony that has been present since early 2016. “I still hear it, but it is much less than before,” said the official who is stationed on the southern side of the border.
It was reported that the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to boost the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue” that started to appear between his country and South Korea after his younger sister Kim Yo Jong made a visit to the Winter Olympics.
Matt Engman who is a former major general that headed the Swedish delegation of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee in the demilitarized zone also talked about the propagandas, “When you live and work in the DMZ for longer periods and are exposed to an almost constant broadcast of propaganda, it may also negatively affect your judgment” he said and stated that any lowering or cessation of the broadcasts would be a small positive step toward dialogue. By adding that the broadcasts could be irritating he said, “It can sometimes make it difficult for our officers to sleep, which in the long run makes people frustrated and irritated.”
The United States also is appeared to be endorsing the deeper post-Olympics engagement between Koreas which also could lead to talks between Pyongyang and Washington. According to the spokesman of South Korea’s President, the President of South Korea Moon Jae-in told Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis, “The United States sees inter-Korean dialogue in a positive light and has expressed its openness for talks with the North.”