On August 4, 6, and 8, the North Korean media
reported that Kim Jong Un provided field guidance at the Pyongyang
Trolley Bus Factory and the Bus Repair Factory; the Samchon Catfish
Farm; and a processing plant for salted fish in Kumsanpo, South
On August 9, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong
Jun gave field guidance at construction sites in Samjiyon County and
for the Tanchon Power Station.
On August 6, the North Korean media launched the campaign to
increase production to fulfill the five-year plan for national
On August 8, the North Korean media reported on health and
quarantine measures to cope with the sweltering heat.
On August 8, the North Korean media
condemned the meetings of the Korea-US Integrated Defense Dialogue and
top South Korean military commanders.
On August 7, the North Korean media reported that a South Korean who
illegally entered the North was returned to the South.
On August 9, the North Korean media
reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
criticized the US’s attitude following the North Korea-US summit
meeting and called on Washington to take appropriate measures.
On August 5, the North Korean media reported that Foreign Minister
Ri Yong Ho, in his speech at the ASEAN Regional Forum, argued that in
North Korea-US relations, a new approach with priority on
confidence-building measures should be taken and all items in the
joint statement issued after the North Korea-US summit meeting in
Singapore should be implemented in a “balanced, simultaneous and
On August 10, the North Korean media denounced the US pressure on
the South to impose sanctions on the North as unfair treatment.
On August 5, the North Korean media reported that the Korea
Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, in a white paper, slammed the extension
of the US-Japan nuclear agreement.
On August 9, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for
the History Society of the DPRK, in a statement, blasted the
announcement on “measures to implement guidelines for teaching” issued
by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
of Japan (Educating high-school students that “The Dokdo islets belong
to Japan” is required from July 17, 2019).