North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KCNA Issues​ Commentary on Diplo ROK Defection

The Korean Central News Agency disseminated a commentary on August 20 (Saturday) responding to the defection to the ROK of T’ae Yo’ng-ho [Thae Yong Ho], the former minister at the … Continue reading

08/20/2016

DPRK Ambassador to Iran Meets with IRNA President

The DPRK Ambassador to Iran Kang Sam Hyon (Kang Sam-hyo’n) met with the head of the Iran Republic News Agency [IRNA] Mohammed Khoddai on August 17 (Wednesday). Khoddai invited the … Continue reading

08/18/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Taedonggang Farms

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Sunch’o’n Complex Complex. DPRK state media reported on August 18 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

08/18/2016

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Issues Anniversary Statement on Ax Incident

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] P’anmunjo’m Mission issued a statement on August 18 (Thursday) to mark the 40th anniversary of the “axe incident,” when two US Army officers attempting to … Continue reading

08/18/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits the Kumsong Tractor Factory

  DPRK state media reported on August 15 (Monday) that DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Kumsong Tractor Factory. While touring, he encouraged workers who were “waging devoted drive … Continue reading

08/15/2016

The National Peace Committee of Korea Issued a Statement About THAAD on August 13

According to KCNA, the statement from August 13, 2016 (Saturday) said: What traitor Park uttered this time is, as commented by the public at home and abroad, little short of … Continue reading

08/15/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Sunch’o’n Chemical Complex

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was visit to the January 18 General Machine Factory DPRK state media reported on August 13 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), chairman … Continue reading

08/13/2016

Central Report Meeting Marking 20th Anniversary of KJI Land Management Mobilization

  A central report commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) treaties publication and initiation of land management mobilization was held at the People’s Palace of Culture … Continue reading

08/12/2016

A Revolutionary Museum opens at the Mansudae Art Studio

  A ceremony was held on August 10 (Wednesday) in front of the revolutionary statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il opening the revolutionary museum at the Mansudae … Continue reading

08/12/2016

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