The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday reiterated its call for South Korea to halt spreading anti-DPRK leaflets across the border and warned otherwise north-south relations will be pushed to “an uncontrollable catastrophe.”

“Leaflet scattering is a very dangerous act which may not only drive the north-south relations into catastrophe but spark off even a war,” the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a information bulletin.

Civic groups in South Korea will reportedly launch another campaign of dropping leaflets carrying with anti-DPRK propaganda this Saturday. Pyongyang said it will be watching with vigilance what takes place in South Korea.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula would “reach an alarming phase” if another round of leaflet-scattering campaign is launched despite Pyongyang’s repeated warnings, the bulletin said.

On Oct. 10, the DPRK fired machine gun at the balloons carrying anti-government leaflets floated by a South Korean civic group. The two sides traded machine gun fires after some of the bullets fell south of border.

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