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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from August 12 to 18, 2017 (No. 1374)

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2017-08-18
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【Internal Affairs】

On August 15, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA).

From August 12 to 16, the North Korean media reported that Choe Ryong Hae, a member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, assessed the situation of work sub-teams at the 번역사: 각주에는 문맥상 적절한  ② 내용만을 넣었습니다. 독자에게 불필요한 정보를 너무 많이 제공할 필요는 없을 듯 합니다. 하지만 국문 원문대로 가고자 한다면 아래 내용을 각주에 삽입하시면 됩니다.
Sub-team: ① A small unit under the basic structure at a certain organization
② As the unit organized under the work team at a cooperative farm, it refers to the basic organization for communal living and the lowest production unit.
③ A small unit formed in an organization (in case it is used with the phrases meaning quantity).
 Sub-team: As the unit organized under the work team at a cooperative farm, it refers to the basic organization for communal living and the lowest production unit.
Sangso Cooperative Farm in Anju City and made a field survey of the Pyongyang Automation Appliances Factory.
 
 【Inter-Korean Affairs】

On August 14, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the North Side of the Joint National Committee for the Implementation of the June 15 Joint Declaration, in a statement, said that if the South pursues sycophancy towards the US and agrees to the US hostile policy toward the DPRK, it cannot expect any improvement in inter-Korean relations, let alone peace on the Korean Peninsula, and called for an anti-American campaign.

On August 14, the North Korean media reported that the DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in South Korea, in an inquiry report, condemned the accidents and incidents involving the ROK military, including the case of an army general accused of alleged abuse of power and human rights violations against soldiers posted at his residence.

On August 17, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation, in a statement, slammed the ROK government’s mention of tightening the ROK-US alliance and warned that “If the South Korean authorities keep to the humiliating sycophancy towards the US, they will not be able to evade the sternest punishment by history.”
 
 【Foreign Affairs】

From August 15 to 17, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Q&A sessions with KCNA reporters, said that considering the current state of DPRK-US relations, the issue of Americans held in North Korea is not a subject of discussion, regarding the foreign news reports that the US and North Korea have discussed the issue of Americans held in North Korea through the “New York channel,” and blasted the US Department of State’s 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom for designating North Korea as a “Country of Particular Concern.”

On August 15, 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 authorities for denying distortions of history (politicians’ visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, demanding the removal of comfort women statues in foreign countries, etc.), and called on Japan to change its hostile policy against North Korea and to settle its past wrongdoings.

On August 17, the North Korean media reported that the Korean Jurists Committee, in a statement, condemned the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2371 and insisted on the nullification of the resolution.