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Weekly Report on North Korea No. 969 (Nov 9 to Nov 15, 2009)

ROK Ministry of Unification

Internal Affairs


  • Kim Jong-Il’s public activities during the second week of November - During the second of November, North Korean media have reported Kim Jong-Il’s public activity once.
  • Emphasis on leading role during 100-day struggle – The North has reported that leaders should take the lead in 100-day struggle and become active in their efforts. (Rodong Sinmun.)


Inter-Korean Affairs


  • Announcement of Daechung naval clash– With regard to Daechung naval clash on Nov 10, the North put a finger on South Korea for the clash and many North Korean media, including Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Assembly, Notice, and Rodong Sinmun. They defined the incident is a provocative action.


Foreign Affairs


  • Expression of North’s intention to build its own light water reactor - The North has reported that it has been preparing to build a light water reactor to enhance electricity power. It is reported by Chosun Shinbo on Nov 14. That is a part of efforts to strengthen their own nuclear power industry.


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