On March 16, the North Korean media reported
that Premier Kim Tok Hun gave field guidance at multiple industrial
units in South Pyeongan Province.
On March 18, the North Korean
media reported that General Secretary Kim Jong Un sent a birthday
spread to Ri Yong Suk, an anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter, on her
On March 16,
the North Korean media reported that Kim Yo Jong, vice department
director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, in a
statement issued on March 15, condemned the ROK-US military exercises.
On March 18, the North Korean media reported
that Choe Son Hui, first vice minister of foreign affairs, in a
statement, said that “We will counter the U.S. on the principle of
power for power and goodwill for goodwill.”
On March 19, the
North Korean media reported that the Foreign Affairs Ministry, in a
statement, warned that Washington would pay a price for the
extradition of a North Korean man to the U.S. by Malaysia.