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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from March 25 to 31, 2017 (No. 1354)

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2017-03-31
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【Internal Affairs】
On March 28, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the remodeled Korean Revolutionary Museum.

On March 24, the North Korean media reported that North Korea plans to conduct a pilot survey in preparation for a national census in 2018.

On March 29, the North Korean media reported that the National Martial Art Championship for the Mangyongdae Prize opened in Pyongyang in celebration of the Day of the Sun.

On March 29, the North Korean media reported that the Forest Science College was established at Kim Il Sung University.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On March 25, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, in a statement, condemned ex-President Park for “denying criminal charges” during prosecution questioning.

On March 26, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the General Staff Department of the Korean People’s Army denounced the ROK-US joint military exercises as “an operation aimed at removing Kim Jong Un” and threatened “a preemptive strike.”

On March 27, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Policy Department of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK (CPRC), in a statement, criticized the ROK Ministry of Unification’s remarks on North Korea.

On March 31, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the North Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, in a statement, condemned Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Y. Yun and Chairman of the Atlantic Council Jon M. Huntsman for meeting presidential candidates of the opposition parties during their visits to South Korea and instigated an anti-American campaign.

On March 31, the North Korean media reported that the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party, in a letter of appeal, called on the political parties, organizations, and individuals to “fight back desperately against the ROK-US joint military drill and the THAAD deployment” and fight for “anti-war, peace, and independent reunification.”

【Foreign Affairs】
On March 29, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, asserted the legitimacy of a warning by a spokesperson for the General Staff Department of the Korean People’s Army (March 26) and denounced the US regarding the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

On March 30, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, condemned the international community for cutting off North Korean banks from SWIFT, the inter-bank messaging network, and the US Congress for sponsoring the Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act.

On March 30, the North Korean media reported that North Korea and Malaysia announced a joint statement on the Kim Jong Nam incident.