North Korea has lodged a complaint with the United Nations because they say that American soldiers on the border of North and South Korea are making funny faces and noises at their soldiers. Yep, you read that right.
According to an Associated Press report:
A North Korean military statement Friday warned U.S. soldiers to stop what it called “hooliganism” at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom.
It said U.S. troops pointed their fingers at North Korean soldiers and made strange noises and unspecified “disgusting” facial expressions. It also said that American troops encouraged South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.
There is no information on exactly what these sounds and gestures might be, you know, if they exist at all.
The North went on to further state that if United States troops did not stop the behavior they would meet a “dog’s death any time and any place.”
The United Nations reviewed the claims and found them to be unsubstantiated. The accusations came just a day after North Korea failed to launch two new medium range missiles in a test. Also according to the AP, “In recent weeks, North Korea fired a barrage of missiles and artillery shells into the sea in an apparent response to annual South Korea-U.S. military drills that ended Saturday.”
Border patrol soldiers for both the North and South get almost comically close to each other on a daily basis, and the juxtaposition of the two countries’ cultures in such close quarters is often a draw for tourists in South Korea, who are cautioned not to provoke the North Korea soldiers.
There are nearly 30,000 United States military personnel deployed in South Korea, a remnant of the Korean War and a deterrence force against northern aggression on the south.
h/t Task and Purpose