South Korea responded on Friday to a nuclear test conducted by its northern neighbor by blasting Korean pop music toward the isolated rogue nation, an official said, NBC News reported.
"We are sending out K-pop and information about life in South Korea as well as about North Korea," a South Korean military official told NBC News. South Korea had warned the broadcasts would resume.
North Korea was internationally condemned after it conducted a suspected nuclear test that it claimed was a hydrogen bomb — a claim that if true would mean a significant advancement of its nuclear abilities.
But U.S. and other officials expressed deep skepticism about the claims. The seismic event recorded during Wednesday's test, a magnitude of 5.1, is similar to those recorded during earlier nuclear tests conducted by North Korea, experts said.
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South Korea has broadcast propaganda messages from loudspeakers towards North Korea in the past. The two nations have technically been at war since the 1950s.