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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from April 29 to May 5, 2017 (No. 1359)

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황덕화
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2017-05-05
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【Internal Affairs】
On May 5, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the military units on Jangjae and Mu islands.
 
On April 29, the North Korean media reported that writers at the Central Committee of the Korean Writers’ Union are creating works of art that spur people to rush to the Conference of Mallima Pioneers.
 
On May 1, the North Korean media reported that a ceremony to mark Labor Day was held with officials of the state and workers across the country in attendance and that celebratory events were held in both central and provincial areas.
 
On May 1, the North Korean media reported that meetings to deliver letters of thanks to workers and supporters for the construction of Ryomyong Street were held across the country.
 
【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On May 1, 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 that a ceremony for inaugurating the preparatory committee of workers organizations in the North and the South for the Pan-National Conference took place in Seoul and Pyongyang.
 
On May 4, the North Korean media reported that the DPRK Institute for Research into National Reunification, in a bill of indictment, condemned the South Korean conservative camp regarding the presidential elections in the South.
 
On May 5, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of State Security, in a statement, claimed that the ROK and US intelligence agencies attempted to commit a terrorist act against Kim Jong Un, and condemned and threatened the ROK and the US.
 
On May 5, 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, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, denounced the ROK Ministry of Unification for pushing ahead with human rights talks between South and North Korea.
 
【Foreign Affairs】
On May 1, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, threatened that the North’s measure to advance nuclear strike capability will continue anytime and anywhere regarding the US’s new policy on North Korea and its deployment of the USS Carl Vinson to the Korean Peninsula.
 
On May 3, the KCNA, in a comment, maintained that “No matter who he is, he will not be able to change our policy line of possessing nuclear weapons, and no matter how important North Korea-China relationship is, we will not trade the nuclear program for it.”
 
On May 5, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry's Institute for American Studies, in a statement, condemned the US's ICBM test-firing (May 3) as the "height of unfair double standards" and demanded the "reform the UN Security Council," which said nothing about the test-firing.  
 
On May 5, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, said that the interview by US Senator Cory Gardner (chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific) with NBC (May 3) in which he criticized Kim Jong Un was a "grave provocation" and threatened that Cory Gardner will be made to "feel deep regret for his wild act" of daring to hurt the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership.