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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from June 10 to 16, 2017 (No. 1365)

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2017-06-16
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【Internal Affairs】
On June 11, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un gave gifts to the employees of the Kangso Mineral Water Factory and extended thanks to the workers who constructed orphans’ primary and secondary schools and helped the children for their hard work.

On June 13, the North Korean media reported that the sports games of students from orphans’ schools across the country had begun.

On June 14, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju provided field guidance at the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex and the Chongjin Steel Plant.

On June 14-15, the North Korean media reported that a ceremony was held to mark the World Blood Donor Day and that the Pyongyang International Sci-Tech Exhibition of Health and Domestic Medical Appliances will be held.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On June 10, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Nationwide Emergency Measure Committee against DPRK-targeted Nuclear War Exercises, in a statement, condemned the responses from the ROK government, the South Korean conservatives, and the U.S. to the news that the ROK Defense Ministry intentionally omitted four additional THAAD launchers in its report, and instigated a campaign for the withdrawal of THAAD.

On June 12, 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, criticized the U.S. on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the deaths of Shin Hyo-sun and Shim Mi-seon, schoolgirls killed by a US military vehicle on June 13, 2002, and instigated an anti-American campaign.

On June 14, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, in a statement, declared the three principles for developing inter-Korea relations - independence, great national unity, and defusing military tension - on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the June 15 Joint Declaration and pressured the ROK government to change its policy on North Korea.

On June 15, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation, in a statement, shifted the responsibility for failing to hold a joint national event to mark the 17th anniversary of the June 15 Joint Declaration onto the ROK government and called on the South to change its policy on North Korea.

On June 16, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Central Committee of the Korean Journalists Union, in a statement, condemned the South Korean media regarding reports on the 8th Congress of the Korean Children’s Union.

On June 16, 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 remarks on the ROK-Japan comfort women agreement by Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General of Japan Nikai, who was visiting Seoul as a special envoy of Prime Minister Abe, urged the ROK government to make a strong response, and instigated an anti-Japanese campaign.

【Foreign Affairs】
On June 10, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, in a statement, blasted the U.S. and the UN Security Council for increasing sanctions and military pressure on North Korea.

On June 16, the North Korean media reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the U.S. and the UN Security Council for calling for not only new economic sanctions on North Korea but also other sanctions concerning health and humanitarian assistance.