Weekly Report on North Korea No. 988 (March 22 to March 28, 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 March 22 to March 28 in 2010.
Emphasis on the role of party organizations
North Korea stressed that party organizations should continuously enhance he roles and functions in their all-out efforts to establish a strong and prosperous nation. (Rodong Sinmun on Mar. 23)
National Reunification Council, criticizing the South
North Korea National Reunification Council spokesperson released a statement criticizing that the South Korean government is devising a plot to spy out the North using North Korean refugees. In the meantime, the North threatened the North Korean refugees that they will be judged and punished by their people. (Korean Central News Agency on Mar. 23)
NK, threatening to enhance its nuclear deterrent
The spokesperson of the People’s Army General Staff criticized in a Q&A form that the Korean government and neighboring countries’ state-run institutions are planning to discuss “the possibility of sudden change in North Korea.” It also made threats that it will strengthen its nuclear deterrent. (Korean Central News Agency on Mar. 26)
NK, shifting the blame onto the South for the failure of the denuclearization process.
In a commentary of Minju Josun, Pyongyang insisted that the Key Resolve military exercises jeopardize the denuclearization process. (Mar. 23)
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