select languages
NorthKorea_titleN.K. NewsletterVantagePointlmenu_bottom
latestnewslatestnews RSS
NorthKorea
Home > NorthKorea
NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 97 (March 11, 2010)
*** CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW

SEOUL (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronological review of major developments related to North Korea between March 4-10.

  
March
4 Mass rallies take place throughout the DPRK (North Korea) to "thoroughly implement the joint calls" issued by the Workers' Party of (North) Korea (WPK) on the occasion of its 65th anniversary.

   4 A modified version of bio-microscope combined with a "charge coupled device" and a computer, developed by the Kimchaek University of Technology, is introduced at secondary schools.

   4 The North's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee accuses South Korea of becoming "ever more vicious in their anti-DPRK nuclear row and 'sanctions' against it, while openly disclosing their sinister intention to make the issue of resuming the tour of Mt. Kumgang and Kaesong area serve its purposes."

   4 The (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports leader Kim Jong-il enjoyed together with servicemembers of the (North) Korean People's Army (KPA) Large Combined Unit 264 an art performance given by its art squad. Kim also gave "field guidance" to the Kimchaek Iron and Steel Complex, "dynamically advancing in the van of the drive for a great surge."

   4 Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun sends a message of congratulations to Lene Espersen upon her appointment as foreign minister of Denmark.

   5 Minju Joson says the U.S. and South Korean "warmongers" should immediately cancel "the projected adventurous anti-DPRK nuclear war exercises," referring to the annual joint Key Resolve and Foal Eagle drills.

   5 Senior officials from the party, army and state, leading officials of party organs, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions and chief secretaries of provincial committees of the WPK visit the February 8 Vinalon Complex.

   5 Kim Jong-il sends a letter of special thanks to the workers, technicians and officials of the February 8 Vinalon Complex for "having brought about a great auspicious event by successfully building a modern vinalon factory."

   5 Kim Yong-nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), sends a message of greetings to John Evans Atta Mills, president of Ghana, on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of its independence.

   6 Rodong Sinmun says "nothing can bar the popular masses from following the path of independence and justice."

   6 A South Korean delegation arrives in Pyongyang to participate in a chair meeting of the All-Korean Committee for Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration.

   6 A mass rally is held in Hamhung City to celebrate the completion of its vinalon factory.

   6 A performance is given by the artists of the South Hamgyong Provincial Art Troupe and national art troupes at the Hamhung Grand Theater to celebrate the completion of the vinalon factory.

   7 The Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, which the women in the DPRK call "their parents' home," marks the 30th anniversary, according to the KCNA.

   7 Kim Jong-il sends a message of greetings to Bashar al-Assad, regional secretary of the Baath Arab Socialist Party and president of Syria, on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the March 8 Revolution in Syria.

   7 Kim Yong-nam sends a message of greetings to Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria, on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the March 8 Revolution in Syria.

   7 A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the KPA criticizes the U.S. and the South Korean authorities of conducting "the DPRK-targeted" Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises.

   8 The Supreme Command of the KPA demands "the U.S. imperialists and the South Korean puppet warmongers stop at once the projected criminal and reckless Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises."

   8 A national meeting takes place at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang to mark the centenary of international women's day.

   8 Kim Yong-nam receives credentials from Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Liu Hongcai at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang.

   9 A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry says the North "is fully ready for dialogue and war," commenting on the start of Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises in South Korea.

   9 The KCNA says Koreans in Japan have launched a "struggle" in different parts of the country to protest discrimination against Korean schools by the Japanese authorities.

   9 Minju Joson says the U.S. "plan to build a world without nuclear weapons" is nothing but "rhetoric" to serve its propaganda purpose in an attempt to deceive the international community.

   9 A South Korea delegation leaves Pyongyang after participating in the All-Korean Committee for Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration.

   9 A delegation of the Norwegian Red Cross, headed by Secretary General Borge Brende, flies into Pyongyang.

   9 Kim Yong-nam sends a congratulatory message to Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe upon his reelection as Togolese president.

   10 Rodong Sinmun says there is an imminent real danger of the outbreak of a nuclear war against the north on the Korean Peninsula owing to the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises.

   10 Spring tree planting of the Red Cross takes place in Anhung-ri, Thaechon County of North Pyongan Province, on the occasion of the period of the general mobilization for spring land management.

   10 The first meeting of the Board of Directors of the State Development Bank takes place at Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang.

   10 The KCNA says Kim Jong-il gave field guidance to industrial establishments in Huichon City "seething with the drive for a great revolutionary surge."

  (END)