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N. Korea broadcasts map highlighting only northern Korean Peninsula in red

By Yonhap

Published : Jan. 17, 2024 - 20:35

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The image on the right, taken from North Korea's state-run Korean Central Television's program on Jan. 17, 2023, displays a map of the Korean Peninsula with a red highlight specifically focused on the northern part. This contrasts with the image on the left, captured on Jan. 15, where the entire peninsula was highlighted in red. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap) The image on the right, taken from North Korea's state-run Korean Central Television's program on Jan. 17, 2023, displays a map of the Korean Peninsula with a red highlight specifically focused on the northern part. This contrasts with the image on the left, captured on Jan. 15, where the entire peninsula was highlighted in red. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)

North Korea's state-run broadcasting station on Wednesday aired a map that highlights only the northern part of the Korean Peninsula in red after its leader vowed to no longer seek reconciliation and unification with South Korea.

In the initial segment of a program broadcast on Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central Television, the network presented a map highlighting only the northern region of the Korean Peninsula in red.

The station used the same map on another program Monday, which highlighted the entire Korean Peninsula, encompassing South Korea's southern island of Jeju and the eastern island of Ulleung, in color.

The latest change came after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for revising the regime's constitution earlier this week to define South Korea as its "invariable principal enemy" and to codify a commitment to "completely occupying" South Korean territory in the event of war.

South and North Korea remain technically at war as the 1950-53 Korean War ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. (Yonhap)