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North Korea Weekly (Nov. 13 - Nov. 19, 2006)

ROK National Intelligence Service

Inside North Korea

The North Korean Central News Agency reported (Nov. 13-16), “Kim Jeong-il, accompanied by WPK Secretary Kim Gi-nam and others, gave field guidance in various domains, including at Ryongsong Machine Complex and Heungnam Fertilizer Complex in South Hamgyeong Province, Hamheung University of Chemical Industry, Geumjingang Heungbong Youth Power Station, the construction site of Geumjingang Guchang Power Station, and Gwangpo Duck Farm.”

Quoting a Rodong Shinmun editorial, the North Korean Central News Agency emphasized (Nov. 18), “By staging an aggressive war to brilliantly unite this year’s battle, all workers and WPK members must display the victorious spirit of the revolutionary people who are taking a further leap forward toward a great, powerful and prosperous nation.”

Outside North Korea

In an article titled “US imperialists, the world’s greatest nuclear criminal,” the Central Broadcasting Station blasted (Nov. 14), “The United States’ charges that the peaceful nuclear activities of other nations are in fact the development of nuclear weapons and its clamor over nuclear weapons are sly maneuvers aimed at justifying its quest for world dominance through a nuclear arsenal while concealing its criminal identity.”

Quoting an interview with a spokesperson of the Central Committee of the North Korean Red Cross, Central TV contended, “Japan’s blocking of the course of Mangyeongbong-No. 92 is an anti-humanitarian act. In the event there is a physical clash while Japan is on a rampage at the forefront of the commotion over sanctions, it will bear full responsibility for the consequences.”

Inter-Korean Issues

The Central Broadcasting Station contended (Nov. 15), “Inter-Korean cooperative projects, including the Mt. Geumgang tourism and Gaeseong Industrial Complex projects, are patriotic projects aimed at reunification, but conservative forces including the Hannara Party (the Grand National Party) are claiming that they are one-sided and are obstructing them.” It emphasized, “Inter-Korean cooperative projects are not commercial transactions or exchanges of equivalents in which you give one for another, but a pan-national patriotic project in which people of the same race help one another under the principle of mutual aid.”

Quoting a statement by a spokesperson of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, the North Korean Central News Agency contended (Nov. 18), “South Korean authorities’ approval of the UN’s Resolution on North Korean Human Rights is an anti-unification act that destroys the foundation of the June 15 Joint Declaration and annuls inter-Korean relations. The South Korean authorities will bear full responsibility for the serious consequences that will be incurred by the criminal behavior that put another obstacle in the way of inter-Korean relations.”

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