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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from May 27 to June 2, 2017 (No. 1363)

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2017-06-02
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【Internal Affairs】
From May 28 to 30, the North Korean media reported Kim Jong Un’s public activities as follows: Kim observed 1) the test-firing of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system and 2) the test-firing of a ballistic rocket using what North Korea called a precision control guidance system.
 
From May 27 to June 1, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju made a field survey of farming in Yonan County, South Hwanghae Province and Sukchon and Mundeok Counties, South Pyongan Province.
 
On June 1, the North Korean media reported that a joint meeting of North Korean and foreign children as well as women was held on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of International Children’s Day.
 
【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On May 27, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korean Peace Advocacy National Committee, in a statement, condemned the South Korean conservatives regarding the THAAD deployment and called on the South to withdraw the THAAD deployment.  
 
On June 2, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, in a statement, denounced the South Korean conservatives regarding the trial of former South Korean President Park.
 
【Foreign Affairs】
On May 27, the North Korean media reported that Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Pak Myong Guk, in a statement, slammed the US and its followers for discussing additional sanctions on the DPRK after the successful test-firing of Hwasong-12 and Pukguksong-2 and issuing a statement condemning the North’s ballistic missile launch, and emphasized that the North would “bolster its nuclear deterrence for self-defense.”
 
On May 27, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the DPRK Measure Committee for Demanding Compensation to Comfort Women for the Japanese Army and the Victims of Forcible Drafting, in a statement, denounced the Japanese government for protesting a U.N. Committee against Torture report calling on Tokyo and Seoul to revise their 2015 agreement to settle the long-standing dispute over comfort women and argued that Japan should fulfill its legal and moral obligation.
 
On May 29, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, condemned that Japanese Prime Minister Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga are calling for stepped-up sanctions and pressure on North Korea regarding the North’s growing nuclear capabilities because Japan is seeking a legal ground for its militarism, and emphasized that the North would make more nuclear weapons and nuclear strike means.
 
On June 1, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, in a statement, slammed the US for putting military pressure on North Korea including the joint military exercises with the USS Carl Vinson and the carrier Ronald Reagan (May 31) and emphasized that the North would continue to maintain its national defense policy for self-defense.