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Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1003 (July 5 to July 11, 2010)

ROK Ministry of Unification

Internal Affairs

Kim Jong-il’s public activity

North Korean Media reported Kim Jong-il’s public activities for two times from July 5 to July 11 in 2010.

Movements regarding the 16th anniversary of the demise of Kim Il-sung

North Korean media reported that it held a series of events on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the demise (July 8. 1994) of the late Kim Il-sung. (Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television, Rodong Sinmun on July 6~8)

NK holds a national meeting to celebrate the 100th birthday of O Jung Hup.

North Korea held a national meeting to celebrate the 100th birthday of O Jung Hup at the People's Palace of Culture on July 9.

NK develops tour packages on Mt. Geumgang.

North Korean “National Directorate of Tourism” is now actively developing tour packages on Mt. Geumgang. (Chosun Shinbo on July 5)

Inter-Korean Affairs

NK criticizes the South to join the US Missile Defense System.

North Korea criticized that the South Korean government is explicitly planning to join the US Missile Defense System. (Rodong Shinmun on July 6)

NK instigates anti-government movements regarding national unification.

North Korea has instigated anti-government movements in the South. It also insisted that we solve unification issues independently and denounce the control and interference of foreign powers. (Rodong Shinmun on July 6)

Foreign Affairs

Press conference of the North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson

A spokesperson for the North Korean Foreign Ministry insisted in a KCNA press conference that a UNSC presidential statement without a proper conclusion was adopted. He also persisted that the North will make a peace treaty and achieve denuclearization through fair 6-party talks.



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