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Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1000 (June 14 to June 20, 2010)

ROK Ministry of Unification

Internal Affairs

Kim Jong-il’s public activity

North Korean Media reported Kim Jong-il’s public activities for four times from June 14 to June 20 in 2010.

NK movements regarding the 40th anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s start of work at the WPK

North Korea reported that it celebrated the 40th anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s start of work at the WPK Central committee with several events such as a national meeting. (Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television, on June 18~20)

Emphasis on the role of workers for the improvement of the people’s living standard

North Korea emphasized that the role and responsibility of workers is important to make a drastic change in the improvement of the people’s living standard. (in a commentary of Rodong Shinmun on June 14)

Inter-Korean Affairs

NK movements regarding the 10th anniversary of the “June 15 Joint Declaration”

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the “June 15 Joint Declaration”, North Korea criticized the confrontational North Korea policy of the South Korean government through a national meeting and a joint statement of the North Korean parties and organizations. It also urged the South Korea to “thoroughly implement” the joint declaration. (Rodong Shinmun, Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television on June 14~15)

Foreign Affairs

North Korea, criticizing the remark of the IAEA Director General

North Korea criticized the remark of the IAEA Secretary General Yukio Amano, who urged the North to implement its obligation of nuclear nonproliferation and to make efforts to resume the six party talks, as “spiritless words of an idiot” (June 8).

Press conference of the North Korean ambassador to the United Nations

Sin son-ho, North Korean ambassador to the United Nations insisted in a press conference on June 15 in New York that the sinking of Cheonan should not be referred to the UN Security Council.



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