June 25 (UPI) — North Korea has been toning down the anti-American rhetoric that has been the staple of the regime’s propaganda, and the changes are more visible following the June 12 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
On the 68th anniversary of the Korean War on Monday, North Korea did not engage in condemnations of the United States, South Korean news service EDaily reported.
In 2017, North Korea’s Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun had stated the “blood of the people is boiling with revenge” against the “U.S. imperialists.”
Monday, the Rodong did not commemorate the war anniversary with angry rhetoric.
“When June 25 comes, every year our military and people row [the boats of] memory with oars, filled with the conviction of guarding the fatherland and with will,” the Rodong stated.
North Korea propaganda outlet Uriminzokkiri focused on the returns of U.S. remains, and described the policy as a step forward.
“We will exercise our utmost responsibility to open a new era that will overcome the decades-long state of tensions and hostile relations between our two countries, and fulfill the joint statement,” Uriminzokkiri reported.
“If the United States takes real trust building measures to improve U.S.-North Korea relations we will take additional steps in correspondence.”
North Korea has featured images of Kim and Trump together in Singapore following the summit.
BBC News reported foreign tour guides are seeing less anti-U.S. propaganda in Pyongyang, following the summits with the United States and South Korea.
Posters are emphasizing economic development instead, according to the report.