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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from September 9 to 15, 2017 (No. 1378)

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2017-09-15
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【Internal Affairs】

From September 10 to 12, the North Korean media reported on Kim Jong Un’s public activities as follows: 1) Kim along with his wife, Ri Sol Ju, attended an art performance dedicated to nuclear scientists and technicians who contributed to the successful sixth nuclear test, 2) threw a banquet to laud nuclear scientists and technicians, 3) posed for a photo with the people who contributed to the successful sixth nuclear test, and 4) took a picture with teachers who volunteered to work at branch schools on islands and schools on the front lines and in mountainous areas.

On September 12, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju made a field survey of the Sunchon Cement Complex and the construction site for establishing the “carbon one chemical industry.”

From September 13 to 14, the North Korean media reported that a national sci-tech presentation in the fields of the electric power industry and fiber papers was held under the sponsorship of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Science and Technology of Korea.

On September 14, the North Korean media reported that the Moranbong Band, the State Merited Chorus, and the Wangjaesan Art Troupe began their music and dance performances in Wonsan, Kangwon Province.

On September 14, the North Korean media reported that the 15th national angling contest took place on the banks of the Pothong River.
 
 【Inter-Korean Affairs】

On September 14, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation, in a statement, condemned the ROK government’s response to UN Security Council resolution 2375 and issued threats.

On September 14, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Nationwide Emergency Measure Committee against DPRK-targeted Nuclear War Exercises, in a statement, denounced the ROK government’s deployment of more THAAD batteries and called for an anti-American and anti-government campaign.

On September 15, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation, in a statement, blasted the ROK government’s policy on North Korea (simultaneously pursuing sanctions on and dialogue with North Korea) and called on the South to make a “responsible choice.”
 
 【Foreign Affairs】

On September 11, the North Korean media reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, warned against the US move to seek a UN Security Council sanctions resolution against North Korea regarding the North’s sixth nuclear test.

On September 14, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, in a statement, slammed the ROK, the US, Japan, and the UN Security Council for adopting UN Security Council resolution 2375.

On September 13, the North Korean media reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs totally rejected UN Security Council resolution 2375.

On September 15, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry’s Institute for American Studies, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, condemned the Trump administration regarding the possibility of redeploying American tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea and developing miniaturized nuclear bombs.