President Donald Trump promised to ‘fix the mess’ surrounding North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The leaders of both countries have suggested using military action in recent weeks as tensions continue to grow.
North Korea started âaggressivelyâ jamming the BBCâs new Korean language service on the same day it began, according to a report.
The service began broadcasting Tuesday to provide ânews, sport, business and cultureâ to audiences âin the Korean peninsula and Korean speakers around the worldâ online and on radio, the British broadcaster said when announcing the launch.
âA key focus of the service is North Korea, where government censorship restricts access to independent news,â it added.
Listening to foreign radio stations is illegal in North Korea. The BBCâs shortwave channels were âaggressively targetedâ by radio jamming on the first evening of broadcasts, according toÂ 38 North, a website run by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University inÂ Baltimore, Md.
It said during radio jamming, a loud noise is transmitted over stations so that listenersÂ canât hear the content.Â South Korean officials have previously said that North Korea usedÂ radio waves to jam GPSÂ systems, affecting planes and ships.
The BBC broadcasts are carried on shortwave frequencies from Taiwan and Uzbekistan, and on medium wave from Mongolia, 38 North reported. It said it wasnât possible to determine if the medium wave frequency was…