Weekly Report on North Korea No. 982 (Feb 8 to Feb 14, 2010)
ROK Ministry of Unification
Kim Jong-il’s public activity
North Korean Media reported Kim Jong-il’s public activities for two times from February 8 to February 14 in 2010.
The 50th anniversary of Chongsan-ri spirit and method
A national meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture on Feb. 8 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chongsan-ri spirit and method initiated by President Kim Il-sung. (Korean Central News Agency on Feb. 8)
Promotion of the re-opening and modernization of February 8 Vinalon Complex
North Korean said the February 8 Vinalon Complex finalized the modernization and started producing vinalon, promoting it as a national big occasion to be a strong and prosperous nation. (Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central Television, Korean Central News Agency on Feb. 11)
Joint Statement of the Ministry of People’s Security and the National Security Agency
North Korea issued the joint statement of the Misistry of People’s Security and the National Security Agency and criticized that the South Korean government is trying to overthrow the North Kroean regime. The North also threatened that it will mobilize all the capability and methods to secure the stability of the nation. (Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television, Chosun Central Television on Feb. 8)
Criticism on the South, citing “security issues”
North Korean put all the responsibility of the failure to draw an agreement of inter-Korean working-level talks on the Mt.Geumgang and Gaeseoung tours onto the South. Meanwhile, the North continuously criticized the South for referring to “security and North Korean regime.”
Spokesperson of the Foreign ministry, holding a press conference
The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry held a press conference of the Korean Central News Agency (Feb. 13) and said that the delegations of the Foreign Ministry visited China and discussed the conclusion of a peace treaty.
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