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North Korea Weekly (Nov. 20 - Nov. 26, 2006)

ROK National Intelligence Service

Inside North Korea

The North Korean Central News Agency reported (Nov. 26), “Kim Jeong-il, accompanied by first vice directors of the Central Committee Departments of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Lee Young-cheol, Lee Je-gang, Lee Jae-il and generals of the Korean People’s Army, Lee Myeong-su, Hyeon Cheol-hae and Pak Jae-gyeong, attended a performance by the State Symphony Orchestra and hoped for a lasting development of the symphony.”

The Central Broadcasting Station reported (Nov. 20), “With the ambition to grow potatoes in an exemplary manner in the Baekdu Samcheolli region, the workers and farmers in Daeheungdan County, Yanggang Province have helped one another in a scientific manner from the year’s beginning and have made this year’s farming a success.

Outside North Korea

The North Korean Central News Agency quoted a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the Nov. 17 adoption of the UN Resolution on North Korean Human Rights, contending (Nov. 20), “We [the DPRK] firmly and utterly reject the ‘human rights’ resolution as product of a political scheme against the DPRK, once again fabricated by the hostile forces including the U. S. and the EU.”

Quoting a Rodong Shinmun editorial, the North Korean Central News Agency blasted (Nov. 25), “The United States is putting political and economic pressure on other countries and perpetuating high-handed military actions against them merely because they have different ideologies and social systems and they fail to meekly meet its demands. This is an outrageous breach of international law and a criminal obstruction to developing fair international relations.”

Inter-Korean Issues

Quoting a Rodong Shinmun editorial, the North Korean Central News Agency declared (Nov. 21), “The entire nation should accelerate with vigor the three-point patriotic movement for independent reunification, for peace and for grand national unity under the banner of ‘by our nation itself’ as indicated in the joint New Year editorial.”

The Pyongyang Broadcasting Service stated (Nov. 26), “The recent unexpected incidence of espionage in South Korea has generated confusion among the people. This frenzied slandering against the DPRK is caused by the Hannara Party (Grand National Party), which is instigating antagonism and confrontation between the north and the south.”

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