On November 28 and 29, the North Korean
media reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the newly
built Sunchon Catfish Farm and the test-firing of the Hwasong-15
intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
On November 29, the
North Korean media reported the DPRK government statement on the
successful launch of the Hwasong-15 at 12:30 p.m. (12:00 p.m.
On November 29, the North Korean media reported
that Premier Pak Pong Ju gave field guidance at the Hwanghae Iron and
On December 1, the North Korean media reported
that a national meeting of activists in the fruit farming sector was
held in Pyongyang on November 28.
On November 26, the North Korean media condemned the ROK
government’s response to the US’s redesignation of North Korea as a
state sponsor of terrorism (November 20).
On November 28, the North Korean media reported that Jo
Chol Su, Director of Press of the Institute for American Studies of
the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, blasted some
policy research institutes and media outlets in the US and other
Western countries for publishing North Korea’s nuclear and missile
attack plan, adding that they were based on groundless speculation.