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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from July 27 to August 2, 2019 (No. 1476)

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2019-08-02
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【Internal Affairs】
On July 28 and August 1, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un visited the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery to mark the 66th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement, watched a concert given by the National Symphony Orchestra marking the signing of the July 27 Armistice Agreement (July 28), and gave field guidance at the test firing of a new large-caliber multiple rocket launcher (August 1).

On July 29, the North Korean media reported that Pak Pong Ju, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, provided field guidance at the Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Factory, the Sunchon Cement Complex, and the Sunchon Heat Insulating Materials Factory in Suncheon, South Pyeongan Province.

On July 30, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong gave field guidance at the construction site of the Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Factory; the construction site of the Unsan Prospecting Machine Factory; the Sunchon Heat Insulating Materials Factory; the Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Products Factory; and the Anju Area Coal-Mining Complex, and was briefed about the upgrading of the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory.

On July 30, the North Korean media emphasized the mission and duty of women in building a powerful socialist country.

On July 31, the North Korean media underscored the importance of making all the people talents in science and technology.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On July 27, the North Korean media reported the firing of a new type of tactical guided missile (July 25) and the comment the North made to the South on that occasion.

On July 28, the North Korean media denounced a joint infiltration exercise and the ROK-US joint submarine exercise Silent Shark.


【Foreign Affairs】
On July 28, the North Korean media blasted Japan’s economic retaliation, claiming that “The export restrictions measure is, in essence, a sinister act of aggression to annex South Korea economically and make it its new colony.”

On July 29, the North Korean media condemned the Katsura-Taft agreement, claiming that “It was an utterly illicit and brigandish fabrication.”

On July 31, the North Korean media called for the abrogation of the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), claiming that “It is a war-inciting, peace-destroying agreement.”

On August 2, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, denounced the UN Security Council (UNSC) for holding a closed-door meeting over the DPRK’s recent weapons tests, and the UK, Germany, and France for issuing a joint statement.