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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from July 14 to 20, 2018 (No. 1422)

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장수민
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2018-07-20
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【Internal Affairs】
On July 17, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the Orangchon Power Station; the Naksan sea salmon farms and the Sokmak Atlantic Salmon Pedigree Farm of the army’s Unit 810; the Chongjin Shipyard; the September 1 Machine Factory of the Ranam Coal-mining Machine Complex; the Yombunjin Hotel (under construction); a resort in Onpo; Jungphyong-ri, Kyongsong County; and the Chongjin Bag Factory.

On July 19, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju gave field guidance at various units in North Pyongan Province.

On July 20, the North Korean media reported that Choe Ryong Hae, vice chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, gave field guidance at Pyongyang University of Architecture.

On July 16, the North Korean media emphasized the role of the cabinet as an economic command.

On July 16, the North Korean media reported that the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly promulgated a decree that the DPRK will grant amnesty to those who had been convicted of the crimes against the country and people on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the DPRK.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On July 20, the North Korean media condemned the ROK President’s remarks on the North as “acts of giving useless instructions.”

On July 14, the North Korean media denounced the Ministry of Unification’s human rights policy and visit to South Korea by the UN special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea.

On July 19, the North Korean media argued that if the North Korean restaurant workers who defected to the South are not returned to the North, it will be a stumbling block to improvement in inter-Korean relations.

On July 16, the North Korean media urged the South and the North to completely suspend military drills, emphasizing the importance of building military trust.

On July 18, the North Korean media denounced the South Korean conservative parties’ remarks regarding the documents that show that the Defense Security Command of South Korea reviewed the action program for a military coup, which includes declaration of martial law.


【Foreign Affairs】
On July 19, the North Korean media argued that declaring an end to the Korean War is the first process in establishing lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.

On July 15, the North Korean media blasted the US media’s report on suspicion about North Korea’s denuclearization.

On July 18, the North Korean media criticized the Japanese Foreign Minister’s remarks on North Korea and emphasized that Japan should settle its past wrongdoings.

On July 19, the North Korean media highlighted the friendly relations between the DPRK and Russia on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the publication of the historic DPRK-Russia joint declaration.