Weekly Report on North Korea No. 981 (Feb1 to Feb 7, 2010)
ROK Ministry of Unification
Kim Jong-il’s public activity
North Korean Media reported Kim Jong-il’s public activities for four times from February 1 to February 7 in 2010.
The last goal to be a “strong and prosperous nation”
North Korea insisted that the last goal to be a “strong and prosperous nation” is establishing a socialist heaven where all people can be happy. (Rodong Sinmun on Feb. 1)
The 30th anniversary of the movement of “April 15 Technical Innovation Shock Brigade”
North Korean held a national meeting at the People’s Palace of Culture on Feb 3, marking the 30th anniversary of the “April 15 Technical Innovation Shock Brigade.” (Korean Central News Agency on Feb. 3)
Huichon Speed to be a strong and prosperous nation
The North repeatedly stressed that “Huichon Speed” is the speed to leap forward to be a strong and prosperous nation. (Rodong Sinmun on Feb. 4)
NK, insisting the revitalization of the inter-Korean economic cooperation
North Korea demanded wage hike for GID workers, the resumption of Mt. Geumgang and Gaeseoung tours, and revitalization of the inter-Korean economic cooperation. Meanwhile, the North blamed the South Korean government for denying the conclusion of a peace treaty and provoking conflicts to wage a war against North Korea.
Insist on the conclusion of a peace treaty to resume the denuclearization process
North Korea insisted that the peace treaty should be concluded first to resume the denuclearization process in the commentaries of Chosun Shinbo (Feb. 2) and Korean Central News Agency (Feb. 3).
NK, announcing the release of Robert Park
North Korea announced that it decided to leniently forgive and release Robert Park, who illegally crossed the North Korean border, after taking his admission and sincere repentance of his wrongdoings into consideration.” (Korean Central News Agency, Feb. 5)
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