On July 29, the North Korean media reported
on the progress in the work to spruce up Samjiyon County.
On August 2, the North Korean media encouraged the people to engage
in the campaign for preventing damage caused by this summer's
extremely high temperature and drought.
On July 30 and 31, the North Korean media reported that a ceremony
for the completion of the Pyongyang Taedong River Seafood Restaurant
On July 31, the North Korean media reported that Mt. Geumgang was
added to the list of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
On July 31, the North Korean media
argued that it is time for the ROK government to see inter-Korean
relations from new perspectives.
On August 2, the North Korean media emphasized the independence of
the Korean people in implementing the Panmunjeom Declaration.
On August 1, the North Korean media reported that the inter-Korean
general-level military talks were held.
On July 30, the North Korean media
condemned the US-led exercise, part of the Proliferation Security
Initiative, as an outrageous violation of the joint statement signed
On August 1, the North Korean media quoted the South Korean media
that the coffins of 55 American soldiers killed during the Korean War
were returned to the US.
On August 1, the North Korean media denounced the "ambivalent
attitude" of involved countries regarding the extension of the
US-Japan nuclear agreement.
On July 31, the North Korean media slammed Japan's defense white
paper defining "North Korea as a grave and imminent threat."