Seoul mutes propaganda loudspeakers facing North

Apr 23, 2018, 7:25 AM EDT
S. Korean President Moon Jae-in is set to meet the North's leader Kim Jong-un on Friday.
(Source: Republic of Korea/flickr)

In a gesture of goodwill ahead of a planned inter-Korean summit later this week, South Korea has turned off dozens of loudspeakers that blare propaganda messages along the border with the North.

It remains to be seen whether Pyongyang, which runs its own set of loudspeakers criticizing Seoul along the frontier, would return the favor and set an amicable tone leading into the Friday’s talks, notes the BBC.

The development follows U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments that he would not lift sanctions against North Korea until the Asian state “substantially dismantles its nuclear programs,” reports The Guardian.