On June 1-5, the North Korean media reported
that Kim Jong Un gave field guidance at the Kanggye General Tractor
Plant, the Kanggye General Precision Machine Plant, the Jangjagang
Machine Tool Factory, the February 8 General Machine Factory, the
250-mile Journey for Learning Schoolchildren’s Palace in Manpo and
Ganggye, Jagang Province and examined the overall construction plan in
the cities; provided field guidance at the South Pyongan General
Machinery Factory; watched a performance given by amateur art groups
of the wives of officers of units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA);
watched a mass gymnastics performance and the opening act of an
artistic performance titled “The Land of the People” at the May Day
Stadium; and posed for a commemorative photo with members of the art
groups of the wives of officers of units of the KPA.
On June 3, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae
Ryong provided field guidance at the Taean Heavy Machine Complex, the
Woldang Cooperative Farm in Sinwon, the Hasong Tire Factory, and the
National IT Administration.
On June 4, the North Korean media reported that the director of the
Veterinary Institute under the Academy of Agricultural Science, in a
Q&A session with reporters, emphasized the need to prevent the
spread of African swine fever (ASF).
On June 6, the North Korean media reported that the North completed
the construction of a passenger terminal and is pushing ahead with the
construction of a cargo terminal in Sindo, North Pyeongan Province.
On June 7, the North Korean media reported that a joint national
meeting of the organizations of the Korean Children’s Union (KCU) was
held to mark its 73rd founding anniversary.
On June 3, the North Korean media
condemned the South’s participation in the Pacific Vanguard exercises
and the Ulchi Taegeuk military exercises.
On June 4, the North Korean media denounced the academic conference
on the new Korean Peninsula system, in which the ROK Minister of
On June 5, the North Korean media reported that the National
Reunification Institute, in a detailed report, blasted the Liberty
Korea Party of South Korea.
On June 7, the North Korean media condemned the South’s Ulchi
Taegeuk military exercises.
On June 2, the North Korean media reported
that a spokesperson for the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, in a
Q&A session with KCNA reporters, criticized the remarks by the
Japanese Foreign Minister.
On June 4, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, called on the US to
change its attitude, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the
June 12 DPRK-US Joint Statement.
On June 5, the North Korean media reported that the director of the
Disarmament and Peace Institute of the Foreign Ministry, in a Q&A
session with KCNA reporters, condemned the US Department of Defense
Strategy Report for designating North Korea as a rogue state.