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Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from December 29, 2018 to January 4, 2019 (No. 1446)

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장수민
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2019-01-04
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【Internal Affairs】
On December 29-January 1, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un posed for a photo with the participants of the 4th national meeting of activists in agriculture (December 29), delivered the New Year’s Address, and visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (January1).

On December 30, the North Korean media reported that a central meeting was held to mark the 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s assumption of the supreme command of the Korean People’s Army (KPA).

On December 30, the North Korean media argued that all military businesses should be based on the Party’s strategic line and policies while emphasizing that the army should be led by the Party.

On December 31, the North Korean media reported that an award ceremony was held for the athletes and coaches who won medals in international competitions.

On December 31, the North Korean media evaluated 2018 as a year of victory.

On January 4, the North Korean media underscored the implementation of the five-year strategy for national economic development and a grand advance for socialist construction under the uplifting banner of self-reliance in order to achieve the targets set out in Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Address.

On January 4, the North Korean media reported that Premier Pak Pong Ju gave field guidance at various units.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On December 31, the North Korean media condemned South Korea’s new national security strategy.

On December 31, the North Korean media denounced the ROK military’s work plan for 2019.

On January 1, the North Korean media underscored the importance of consistent implementation of the inter-Korean agreements regardless of the situation.


【Foreign Affairs】
On December 31, the North Korean media reported that the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies issued an open questionnaire dated December 30 addressed to the UN regarding the adoption of the North Korean human rights resolution by the UN General Assembly.

On December 31, the North Korean media blasted the Japanese Ambassador to the UN for commenting that the time is not yet ripe to ease sanctions on North Korea.

On January 2, the North Korean media stated that Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Address includes messages to the White House and declares that the US should cease clinging to sanctions-focused policy and its call for speed control.

On January 3, the North Korean media called on the US to change its attitude toward inter-Korean relations and relations between North Korea and the US.

On January 4, the North Korean media urged the US to faithfully implement the joint statement signed in Singapore.

On January 4, the North Korean media reported that the North declared independence, peace, and friendship as the central objectives of foreign policy and emphasized the strengthening of solidarity with socialist countries.