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    South Korea has restarted its propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts along the border with North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test, local media report.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, Pyongyang announced through state-run media that it had successfully tested a nuclear fusion bomb.

    South Korea restarted its propaganda broadcasts at 12:00 local time (03:00 GMT) on Friday, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said.

    Seoul also raised the alert level around the propaganda broadcast locations to the highest level.

    North and South Korea are technically in a state of war, as no formal peace treaty was ever signed following the 1950-1953 Korean War.

    South Korea stopped its loudspeaker broadcasting of anti-Pyongyang propaganda in the demilitarized zone in August, following an agreement with the North to defuse tensions on the peninsula.

    On Thursday, Seoul said that North Korea's nuclear test is a violation of the August accord and announced plans of resuming its propaganda on Friday afternoon.

    North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2003 and conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013.



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