On July 28, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un visited
the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery on the occasion of the
64th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement (July 27,
On July 23, the North Korean media reported that
the Korea National Insurance Corporation held a meeting to mark the
70th anniversary of its founding.
On July 24, the North
Korean media reported that 1.72 million people visited the new Natural
History Museum and the remodeled Central Zoo over the past one year
since their opening.
On July 28, the North Korean media
reported that the closing ceremony of the 15th National Exhibition of
Inventions and New Technologies was held.
On July 22 and 28, the North Korean media blasted the ROK National
Assembly for adopting a resolution condemning the Hwasong-14 launch
and criticized remarks by the ROK President and the Minister of
National Defense regarding the launch (July 4).
24, the North Korean media denounced the ROK Vice Unification Minister
and the Foreign Minister for meeting with Tomás Ojea Quintana, the UN
Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea, and insisted that
“The ROK government must stop the anti-DPRK human rights racket and
repatriate the 12 North Korean women (defected restaurant workers)
detained in South Korea without delay.”
On July 25, the
North Korean media slammed the ROK government’s response to the
US-initiated renegotiations of the bilateral FTA, urged South Korea to
change its pro-American policy, and called for an anti-American
On July 26, the North Korean media condemned the
ROK government for considering the purchase of the US merchant ship
Lane Victory that was mobilized for the Hungnam Evacuation during the
The Hungnam Evacuation: After being forced into
retreat as a result of the Chinese entry into the war in December
1950, UN forces, South Korean military forces, and North Korean
civilians were evacuated by ship from the port of Hungnam, North Korea.
On July 25,
the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters,
criticized remarks by the director of the US Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA) – “From the US point of view, what’s important is to
figure out the way to separate the nuclear weapons from someone who
might well have intent to use them.”
On July 28, the North Korean media condemned the United Nations
Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar (Lee Yang-hee, professor
at Sungkyunkwan University) for criticizing the human rights situation
of the Rohingya in Myanmar.