Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1005 (July 19 to July 25, 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 July 19 to July 25 in 2010.
NK stages rallies for the meeting of core party delegates
North Korea staged rallies at each institution, company, and plant in various areas such as science, education, health, and commerce to prepare the meeting of core party delegates. (Rodong Sinmun on July 20)
A spokesperson for the NK NDC releases a statement.
North Korea defined the ROK-US joint naval drill scheduled on July 25 as the second military provocation in a statement of a spokesperson for the NK National Defense Committee on July 24. In addition, it declared its tough stance referring a retaliatory holy war. (Korean Central News Agency on July 24)
NK instigates anti-government movements
North Korea has instigated anti-government movements in the South, insisting that South Korean conservative ruling party should be judged through by-election on July 28. (Korean Central News Agency on July 19, July 24)
A spokesperson for the NK Foreign Ministry holds a press conference.
A spokesperson for the NK Foreign Ministry criticized the ROK-US joint naval drill in a KCNA press conference (July 24). In addition, he insisted that the North will response by boosting nuclear deterrence and physical measures.
NK urges to conclude a peace treaty.
North Korea urged in commentaries of Rodong Sinmun (July 19) and Chosun Shinbo (July 23) that a peace treaty should be concluded to reduce military tension and to realize denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
The second contact of working-level military officials between NK and UN Command
The second contact of working-level military officials between North Korea and the UN Command was taken place on July 23, following the first contact on July 15. (Korean Central News Agency on July 23)
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