On February 1, the North Korean media
reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the renovated
Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory.
On January 27, the North
Korean media reported the progress in the sprucing up of Samjiyon
On February 1, the North Korean media reported
that a symposium of social scientists on the building of a regular
armed force was held at the Korean Revolution Museum.
February 2, the North Korean media reported that the country should
root out the slightest illusion about imperialism and adhere to the
Juche character and national character.
On February 2, the
North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju gave field
guidance at the Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Products Factory.
On January 27 and 28, the
North Korean media reported that South Korea’s advance team visited
the North (January 23-25) and North Korea’s advance team visited the
South (January 25-27) in preparation for the North’s participation in
the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
On January 27, the
North Korean media condemned the second round of the Extended
Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group (EDSCG) between high-level
foreign and defense affairs officials of the US and the ROK
(Washington, January 17) and called on the ROK government to behave
On January 28, the North Korean media
reported that a spokesperson for the Korean Peace Advocacy National
Committee, in a statement, denounced the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
and the US’s sending strategic assets over South Korea and urged the
ROK government to respond to its sincere efforts.
On January 27, the North Korean media
reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a
Q&A session with KCNA reporters, blasted the US Treasury
Department for imposing additional unilateral sanctions against North
Korea (January 24).
On January 30, the North Korean media
reported that the DPRK Institute of International Studies released the
White Paper on Human Rights Violations in the US in
On February 1, the North Korean media reported that
Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho sent a letter to UN Secretary General
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres on January 31 calling on the UN to
take the US’s maneuvers to provoke a nuclear war seriously.
On February 2, the North Korean media condemned US Vice
President Pence for making such remarks as “The US will proactively
respond to counter North Korea propaganda at the PyeongChang Olympics.”