New Weapon: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un sends Loo “used” rolls to rival South Korea

  • Libyan Express |
  • Tuesday 2 February 2016

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NORTH Korea leader Kim Jong-un has ordered a new weapon be unleashed against his bitter rivals in the south – used toilet paper.

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un

Balloons packed with used loo roll, tissues and cigarette butts have been sent sailing into South Korea in a fresh wave of propaganda.

Local paper the JoongAng Daily said South Korean authorities feared an imminent biochemical attack as the plethora of balloons sailed over the heavily fortified demilitarised zone.

However, experts who scrambled to the scene quickly discovered the balloons were full of toilet paper with human excrement, discarded cigarette ends and tissue paper.

The move sparks a further cooling off in the already fragile relationship between the two countries.

South Korea resumed launches of balloons carrying propaganda into the North in the days after Pyongyang carried out its fourth underground nuclear test on January 6.

Officials in Seoul have also agreed to resume broadcasts of pop music which will be blared out on giant speakers aimed at North Korea.

North and South Korea are separated by the most heavily armed border in the world, and both have threatened each other with war in the past.

North and South Korea are separated by the most heavily armed border in the world

North and South Korea are separated by the most heavily armed border in the world

South Korea releases balloons with propaganda leaflets towards North Korea

South Korea releases balloons with propaganda leaflets towards North Korea

Talks between the two countries last year showed signs of tensions beginning to thaw after both sides reached a peace deal.

Under the deal, the South had agreed to stop broadcasting anti-Pyongyang messages from loudspeakers near the border.

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un

Soldiers on parade in North Korea

Soldiers on parade in North Korea

But the recent nuclear test – which saw North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un celebrating the launch of an H—bomb – has renewed tensions and brought the two countries to the verge of war.

South Korea has warned the United States and its allies that it is working on further sanctions to inflict “bone-numbing pain” on the north after its nuclear foray.

South Korea has placed a giant speaker on its border with North Korea

South Korea has placed a giant speaker on its border with North Korea

The test is in direct contravention of the United Nations Security Council resolutions with China under increasing pressure to do its part to rein in its isolated neighbour.


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