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South Korea Stops Its Pop Bombardment Ahead Of Meeting With The North

A summit between South and North Korea this Friday prompted the South to stop broadcasting its massively popular pop music toward its northern neighbors.
South Korea's speaker array, located at a military base near its border with the North. The South Korean Ministry of Defense announced on Monday it would cease propagandistic broadcasts of K-pop and other audio. Source: Pool

Ahead of a summit scheduled for Friday between the leaders of South and North Korea, Seoul says it is no longer blasting pop music toward its northerly neighbor.

The South Korean Defense Ministry , saying it aims "to establish the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and to reach a peace

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