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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from September 2 to 8, 2017 (No. 1377)

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황덕화
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2017-09-08
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【Internal Affairs】

From September 2 to 3, the North Korean media reported on Kim Jong Un’s public activities as follows: Kim 1) posed for a photo with the participants in the fourth conference of active secretaries of primary organizations of the youth league of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), 2) provided field guidance for nuclear weaponization, and 3) chaired a meeting of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).

On September 3, the North Korean media reported that the Nuclear Weapons Institute, in a statement, officially announced that the sixth nuclear test was conducted and was a success.

On September 4, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju made a field survey of the Taean Heavy Machine Complex.

On September 6, the North Korean media reported that a celebration for teachers who volunteered to work at branch schools on islands and schools on the front lines and in mountainous areas was held at the Central Youth Hall on September 5.

On September 7, the North Korean media reported that a meeting to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Kyonghung Restaurant was held on September 6.
 
 【Inter-Korean Affairs】

From September 5 to 8, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation, in a statement, condemned the extension of the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) between South Korea and Japan and the ROK government’s and the National Assembly’s response measures regarding North Korea’s sixth nuclear test.

On September 8, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korean Peace Advocacy National Committee, in a statement, demanded the withdrawal of US forces from South Korea and called for an anti-American and anti-war campaign on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of US forces’ presence in South Korea.

On September 8, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party, in a statement, denounced the ROK National Assembly for adopting a resolution condemning North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and issued threats.
 
 【Foreign Affairs】

On September 5, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, blasted the US for pushing for a new UN Security Council sanctions resolution against North Korea (at a UNSC emergency meeting on September 4).

On September 7, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, in a statement, slammed the move to impose sanctions and pressure on North Korea by South Korea, the US, and Japan regarding the North’s sixth nuclear test and issued threats.