South Korea has «stopped the loudspeaker operation on the border effective from 00:00 today,» South Korean Defence Ministry Spokesperson Choi Hyun-soo announced from Seoul, Monday. South Korea had used the loudspeakers to broadcast news and pop music across the DMZ and into North Korea where it was heard by soldiers and residents of the border area. «We hope that our move today will result... Еще in South and North Korea ending mutual slandering and propaganda against each other and creating a peaceful new beginning,» she added. Her announcement comes ahead of a summit meeting between the North and South Korean leaders slated for Friday this week. Archive footage shows South Korean military technicians operating the loudspeaker devices on the border with the North.