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Weekly Report on North Korea No. 983 (Feb 15 to Feb 21, 2010)

ROK Ministry of Unification

Internal Affairs

Kim Jong-il’s public activity
North Korean Media reported Kim Jong-il’s public activities for six times from February 15 to February 21 in 2010.

A national meeting to celebrate the birthday of Kim Jong-il (Feb. 16)
A national meeting was held at the April 25 house of Culture on Feb. 8 to celebrate the 68th birthday of Kim Jong-il. (Korean Central News Agency on Feb. 15)

Promotion of the commitment and achievements of Chairman Kim Jong-il for the agricultural sector
North Korea promoted that there have been achievements in the agricultural sector thanks to the commitment of Chairman Kim Jong-il. The North also emphasized that it will make a dramatic turnaround in people’s livelihood. (Korean Central News Agency on Feb. 18)

Inter-Korean Affairs

Criticism on the North Korean Human Rights Act
North Korea stressed on the role of South Korean government to revitalize the inter-Korean economic cooperation while it denounced the North Korean Human Right Acts. (Rodong Sinmun, MinJu Joson on Feb 17~21)

Criticism on the ROK-US military drill, “key Resolve and Foal Eagle”
North Korea unleashed criticism over the annual Korea-US military drill, “Key Resolve” as a rehearsal for invasion. (Korean Central Television on Feb 19)

Foreign Affairs

Criticism on U.S defense policy
North Korea criticized the U.S. that it is planning to wage a preemptive strike and the second Korean War by establishing Missile Defense System, increasing the budget of the Department of Defense, and dispatching American troops to the Korean peninsula in case of contingency. (Rodong Sinmun, Minju Joson on Feb. 19-20)

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