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Weekly Report on North Korea No. 985 (March 1 to March 7, 2010)

ROK Ministry of Unification

Internal Affairs

Kim Jong-il’s public activity
North Korean Media reported Kim Jong-il’s public activities for three times from March 1 to March 7 in 2010.

Reports of the “Taep'oong International Investment Group of Korea” activities
Chosun Shinbo reported an interview with the president Pak Chol Su, under the title of “A drive of massive foreign economic cooperation for national development.” (March. 2)

Chairman Kim Jong-il attends a massive rally for the completion of the February 8 Vinalon Complex
Chairman Kim Jong-il attended a massive rally to celebrate the completion of the vinalon factory at Hamhung Squre on March 6. (Korean Central Television, Korean Central Broadcasting Station on March 6)

Inter-Korean Affairs

Criticism on the “Key Resolve” exercises
A Spokesperson’s statement for the Panmunjeom Mission of the North Korean Army was released regarding the annual joint military exercises between the U.S. and Korea, so called “Key Resolve.” The North also threatened to suspend the denuclearization process. (MinJu Joson on Feb 26.)

Asia-Pacific Peace Committee’s threat on Gaeseong Tour
North Korea released a spokesperson’s statement for the Asia-Pacific Peace Committee and threatened to annul all inter-Korean agreements and contracts should the South continues to block tours to the North.

Foreign Affairs

N.K., insisting that the Key Resolve” exercises impede the denuclearization process.
Pyongyang persisted that the Key Resolve military exercises impede the denuclearization process in commentaries of Minju Josun and Korean Central News Agency. (March 2)

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