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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from December 21 to 27, 2019 (No. 1497)

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장수민
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2019-12-27
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【Internal Affairs】
On December 22, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un chaired the 3rd plenary meeting of the 7th Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).

On December 23, the North Korean media emphasized an educational program to arm the entire population with the revolutionary traditions of Mt. Baekdu.

On December 26, the North Korean media reported that the North amended the Electricity Act.

On December 27, Constitution Day, the North Korean media emphasized the importance of establishing a law-abiding ethos, holding fast to the state socialist system, and accelerating the construction of an economic powerhouse.

On December 27, the North Korean media reported that Pak Pong Ju, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the WPK gave field guidance at the Sangwon Cement Complex.

【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On December 23, the North Korean media condemned South Korea’s position on its programs to offer humanitarian assistance to the North.

On December 27, just ahead of the year-end deadline, the North Korean media denounced South Korea and the United States regarding the deadlock in inter-Korean relations.

【Foreign Affairs】
On December 21, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a Q&A session with KCNA reporters, blasted the US assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor affairs for his remarks that Washington has to engage with a human rights violator like North Korea.

On December 24, the North Korean media condemned the Japanese Minister of Defense for referring to what he termed “North Korea’s pressing threat (test-firing of a ballistic missile)” in a statement on December 21.