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Weekly Report on North Korea

Weekly Report on North Korea from August 3 to 9, 2019 (No. 1477)

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장수민
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2019-08-09
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【Internal Affairs】
On August 3 and 7, the North Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un gave field guidance at the test firing of a new “large-caliber” multiple rocket launcher early on August 2 and the firing of a new tactical missile system early on August 6.

On August 7, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong provided field guidance at the Tanchon Magnesia Factory, the Tanchon Smeltery, the Tanchon Mining Machine Factory, the Ryongyang Mine, the Komdok Mining Complex, and the construction site of the Tanchon Power Station.

On August 8, the North Korean media emphasized that top bureaucrats should carry out projects boldly, actively, creatively, and with initiative.

On August 8, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong gave field guidance at the Mt. Paektu Museum, the Samjiyon County Hall of Culture, the Samjiyon County People’s Hospital, hotels in the county, the old home of Kim Jong Il in the secret camp on Mt. Paektu (Baekdu), and the Junghung Farm.

On August 9, the North Korean media reported that the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly issued Decision No. 20 that the second session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) will be held in Pyeongyang on August 29.

On August 9, the North Korean media reported that Premier Kim Jae Ryong gave field guidance at the February 8 Vinalon Complex, the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex, the Ryongsong Machine Complex, the Hamhung branch of the Academy of Sciences, and the Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory.


【Inter-Korean Affairs】
On August 6, the North Korean media condemned South Korea for considering the dispatch of its Navy’s Cheonghae unit to the Strait of Hormuz.

On August 8, the North Korean media reported that the Reunification and Agitation Department of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC), in an open letter, denounced the ROK-US joint military exercises, the ROK’s independent exercises, and the ROK’s military buildup.

On August 8, the North Korean media blasted the ROK government’s comment referring to “momentum for dialogue” as a “modern-day Janus.”

On August 9, the North Korean media denounced the South’s claim that the North’s military measures have brought about a security crisis.


【Foreign Affairs】
On August 6, the North Korean media reported that a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, condemned the ROK-US joint military exercises, claiming that they are an act of blatant disregard and an obvious violation of the June 12 Joint Statement and the inter-Korean
declarations.

On August 7, the North Korean media blasted the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee for openly posting on a website a map showing the Dokdo Islets as Japanese territory and the East Sea of Korea as the “Sea of Japan.”