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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from July 22 to 28, 2017 (No. 1371)

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2017-07-28
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【Internal Affairs】

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, 1953).
 
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.
 
 【Inter-Korean Affairs】

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).
 
On July 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 rally. 
 
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 Korean War.
 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.

【Foreign Affairs】         
                
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.