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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from April 15 to 21, 2017 (No. 1357)

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2017-04-21
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【Internal Affairs】

From April 15 to 17, the North Korean media reported Kim Jong Un’s public activities as follows: Kim 1) observed a military parade to mark the 105th birthday of late founding father Kim Il Sung and a civilian parade in Pyongyang, 2) paid his respects to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, and 3) watched performances by the State Merited Chorus with parade participants.

 

On April 17, the North Korean media reported that people began moving into new apartment units on Ryomyong Street.

 

On April 18, the North Korean media reported that a briefing session was held to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill in Pyongyang.

 

On April 18, the North Korean media reported that a national industrial art exhibition for celebrating the Day of the Sun is successfully being hosted.

 

On April 19, the North Korean media reported that the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly issued a decree on conferring the title of Exemplary Law-abiding Unit to those units that contributed to establishing revolutionary law-abiding ethos.

 

【Inter-Korean Affairs】

On April 19, the North Korean media reported that a director of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland, in a statement, emphasized a great national conference for reunification on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the joint conference between South and North Korea (April 19-23, 1948, in Pyongyang).

 

On April 20, the North Korean media reported that the DPRK Institute for Research into National Reunification, in a bill of indictment, condemned the conservative camp regarding social and economic policies of former South Korean President Park.

 

On April 20, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the North Side Headquarters of the Nationwide Special Committee for Probing the Truth behind the GIs' Crimes, in a statement, denounced the JUPITR (Joint USFK Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition) program of the USFK and incited an anti-American and anti-government campaign.

 

On April 21, the North Korean media reported that the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, in its white paper, criticized the current South Korean conservative camp for maintaining former South Korean President Park’s policy on North Korea.

 

On April 21, the North Korean media reported that the North Side Preparatory Committee for the Pan-National Conference for Peace and Reunification of the Country and Development of North-south Relations, in a press release, stated the results of the 2nd and 3rd joint working-level meetings of the north, south, and overseas sides and a plan to hold a joint event from June 15 to October4.

 

【Foreign Affairs】

On April 21, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, threatened that the North “will react to a total war with an all-out war, a nuclear war with nuclear strikes of its own style without hesitation,” regarding the Trump administration’s pressure on North Korea.

 

On April 21, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the North Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, in a statement, stated that “the Trump administration decided its policy on North Korea, ‘maximum pressure and engagement,’ and began reckless moves” and threatened that “the North will not hesitate to take any extraordinary choice.”