S. Korea Will Send Helium Balloons With Leaflets, Clothes, Medicine, to N. Korea

July 24, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

South Korea will float helium balloons with propaganda leaflets, clothes, and medicine into North Korea.

Official Song Young-sun said on July 25 that the military has sent about 3 million leaflets since North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island in October last year, including 2.4 million since February.

“The military plans to update its propaganda leaflets by adding news of popular uprisings in Egypt and Libya and also criticizing the hereditary succession under the long-term dictatorship, and distribute them on a large scale,” Song told Chosun Media

The clothes and medicine will be attached to the balloons for the first time since April 2000. North Korea is run by a dictatorship and is one of the poorest countries in the world. 

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