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Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from September 28 to October 4, 2019 (No.1485)

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2019-10-04
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【Internal Affairs】
On October 3, the North Korean media reported that the Academy of Defense Science successfully test-fired a new type of SLBM, the Pukguksong-3, in the waters off the eastern city of Wonsan on October 2 and that Kim Jong Un, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), sent warm congratulations to the defense scientists who conducted the test.

On September 28, the North Korean media reported that Pak Pong Ju, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission, provided field guidance at various units in South Pyeongan Province including the Phyongsong Irrigation Machine Factory, the Phyongsong Artificial Leather Factory, and the construction site of the Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Factory.

On September 28, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong gave field guidance at the Pyongyang Automation Appliances Factory, the Ryongsong Bearing Factory, the Pyongyang Rubber Factory, the Jangsan Mine, and the Pyongyang Grindstone Factory.

On October 3, the North Korean media reported the holding of an event before King Dangun’s mausoleum in commemoration of Foundation Day of Korea.

On October 3, the North Korean media reported that the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly modified and complemented some provisions of the regulations on development for the economic development zones.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On October 1, the North Korean media condemned South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha’s visit to two U.S. military bases in South Korea:Camp Humphreys and Osan Airbase.

On October 2, the North Korean media asserted that the root cause of the stalemate in the North-South relations lies, in short, in the South Korean authorities’ treacherous behavior.


【Foreign Affairs】
On September 28, the North Korean media reported that the head of the DPRK delegation made a speech at the High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage on September 23 during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

On September 29, the North Korean media denounced the United States regarding the increased role of the United Nations Command.

On September 29, the North Korean media reported that the head of the DPRK delegation delivered a speech at the non-aligned foreign ministers' meeting held at the UN headquarters on September 26.

On September 30, the North Korean media reported that a meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 (G77) was held during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 27.

On October 1, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un sent a congratulatory message to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

On October 1, the North Korean media reported that First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, in a statement, said that the North and the US agreed to have preliminary contact, followed by working-level talks.

On October 1, the North Korean media reported that talks were held between Ri Song Guk, vice-director of the Central Public Prosecutors Office of the DPRK, and Alina Montesino Li, vice-attorney general of the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Cuba and at the end of the talks, the 2019-2020 plan for cooperation between the Central Public Prosecutors Office of the DPRK and the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Cuba was signed.

On October 3, the North Korean media reported that North Korea’s UN ambassador, Kim Song, in a speech at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on September 30, asserted that the South was responsible for the stalemate in inter-Korean relations.