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South-North Relations

Weekly Report on North Korea

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Weekly Report on North Korea from October 5 to 11, 2019 (No. 1486)

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2019-10-11
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【Internal Affairs】
On October 9-11, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un gave field guidance at Farm No. 1116 under Unit 810 of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of the 74th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), and watched performances celebrating the 74th founding anniversary.

On October 6, the North Korean media reported that the construction of Phalhyang Dam for the Orangchon Power Station was completed on October 4.

On October 8, the North Korean media ran an editorial celebrating the 22nd anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il’s election as general secretary of the WPK, emphasizing, “Our own style of socialism is on a roll even against a severe gust of wind of history.”

On October 8, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong provided field guidance at electric power and coal establishments including Huichon Power Station No. 10, the Sunchon Thermal Power Plant, the Kaechon Coal Mine, the Kaechon Coal-mining Machine Factory, the Chonsong Youth Coal Mine, and the Munchon Valve Factory.

On October 10, the North Korean media ran an editorial celebrating the 74th founding anniversary of the WPK, emphasizing, “The absolute weapon more powerful than nuclear weapons is single-minded unity.”


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On October 9, the North Korean media condemned the ROK military for holding events commemorating the victory of the Korean war.

On October 9, the North Korean media slammed the ROK National Assembly’s resolution on the North Korean nuclear and missile program.


【Foreign Affairs】
On October 6, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, denounced the US for the breakdown of the DPRK-US working-level negotiations on October 5, stating, “We have no intention of holding such sickening negotiations as ... happened this time (in Sweden) before the US takes a substantial step to make complete and irreversible withdrawal of the hostile policy toward the DPRK.”

On October 6, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages.

On October 7, the North Korean media reported that North Korean residents in Japan held a rally on September 26 in Tokyo and that they demanded the application of Japan’s tuition-free program to pro-North Korean kindergartens.

On October 8, the North Korean media slammed Japan for hinting at deploying jets in the event of a clash in Dokdo airspace in its 2019 Defense White Paper.

On October 10, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, criticized the joint statement made on October 8 by six European countries condemning the North’s submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test.