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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from March 18 to 24, 2017 (No. 1353)

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황덕화
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2017-03-24
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【Internal Affairs】
On March 19, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine.

On March 18, the North Korean media reported that top North Korean official Choe Ryong Hae gave field guidance at the Kum Song Tractor Plant.

On March 20, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju provided field guidance at factories and enterprises in South Pyongan Province and Pyongyang City.

On March 22, the North Korean media reported that the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly decided to hold the fifth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly in Pyongyang on April 11 and announced that representatives should be registered on April 9-10.

On March 23, the North Korean media reported that the construction work of Ryomyong Street was 93% complete.

On March 23, the North Korean media reported that the Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival 2017 will be held on September 23-25.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On March 21, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released a full report of the impeachment of ex-President Park Geun-hye and continued to instigate an anti-government campaign.

On March 24, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Democratic Women's Union of Korea (DWUK), in a statement, condemned ex-President Park Geun-hye’s attitude after the impeachment ruling.

【Foreign Affairs】
From March 20 to 24, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Q&A sessions with KCNA reporters, denounced US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s remarks on North Korea during his visits to South Korea, China, and Japan, and emphasized reasons for the North not participating in negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty at the UN.

On March 24, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korean Peace Advocacy National Committee, in a statement, denounced the Trump administration’s excluding a preemptive strike on North Korea from its policy on the North as “a deceptive tactic to appease the North’s ultra-hardline posture” and threatened that “if the US shows any sign of a preemptive strike on North Korea, the North would make a preemptive and offensive nuclear strike to destroy the strongholds of aggressors.”