North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Visits Sunchon Cement Complex

  DPRK state media reported on September 25, 2016 (Sunday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Sunchon Cement Complex and had a … Continue reading

09/28/2016

Geological Workers’ National Meeting Held

A national meeting of active geological prospecting workers was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on September 25 (Sunday).  Among those attending the meeting were DPRK Premier … Continue reading

09/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Syringe Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with contributors involved in the fifth nuclear weapons test DPRK state media reported on September 24 (Saturday) that Kim … Continue reading

09/23/2016

DRPK Foreign Minister Addresses UN General Assembly

DPRK Foreign Minister and Alternate (candidate) Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho) addressed the United Nations General Assembly [UNGA] on September … Continue reading

09/23/2016

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held to Mark Anniversary of Kim Jong Suk’s Demise

Floral wreath-laying ceremonies were held on September 22 (Thursday) to mark the 67th anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), wife of late DPRK President and founder … Continue reading

09/23/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Namp’o and Wo’nsan Ports

  DPRK state media reported on September 23, 2016 (Friday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier, Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu], visited Namp’o and Wo’nsan Ports “alive with … Continue reading

09/23/2016

KJU Poses for a Photo with Participants in the Fifth Nuclear Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test at the Sohae Space Center DPRK state media reported on September 22, 2016 (Thursday) … Continue reading

09/22/2016

KPA General Staff Issues Statement on Decapitation Chatter, B-1 Presence

This appears to be the DPRK’s first observed response to the latest news media reporting about ROK Ministry Defense’s “plan” to establishing a unit tasked to target the DPRK leadership  … Continue reading

09/22/2016

KJU Watches Rocket Engine Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Kosan Fruit Farm.  DPRK state media reported on September 20 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) guided a … Continue reading

09/19/2016

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