North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Iranian Parliament Speaker to visit DPRK (Postponed)

UPDATE Ali Larijani’s visit to east Asia has been postponed and will be rescheduled.  CNN reports: Ali Larijani’s trips were intended to promote parliamentary cooperation. “The time for Larijani’s visit … Continue reading

08/30/2011 · Leave a comment

KJI Returns Home

Kim Jong Il returned from his week-long sojourn to Russia and northeast China on 27 August (Saturday).  Kim Kyong Hui (Kim Kyo’ng-hu’i) and Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) led a … Continue reading

08/29/2011 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Il Visits NE China on Homeward Trip

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) arrived in northeastern China on 25 August (Thursday) and visited Heilongjiang Province on 26 August (Friday), during his return trip from Russia.  On Thursday KJI … Continue reading

08/26/2011 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Il Makes His Return (Revised)

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) is returning to the DPRK.  The locomotive of his personal  train was spotted in northeastern China at the Russia-China border in Manzhouli, according to Yonhap. … Continue reading

08/25/2011 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Il Meets with Medvedev

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) met with Russian Federation President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev on Wednesday (24 August) at a military compound outside of Ulan Ude in Siberia.  During the meeting, … Continue reading

08/24/2011 · 2 Comments

KJI Arrives in Ulan Ude

Kim Jong Il arrived in Ulan Ude on 23 August (Tuesday), greeted at the railway station by various local officials.  KJI is expected to meet with Russian Federation President Dmitry … Continue reading

08/23/2011 · 1 Comment

KJI-Medvedev to Meet Wednesday?

Russian and ROK media said that Kim Jong Il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet on Wednesday (24 August) in Ulan Ude.  The DPRK-Russian leadership meeting was originally believed … Continue reading

08/22/2011 · Leave a comment

KJI Visits Hydroelectric Power Plant in Russian Far East

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) continued his visit Sunday (21 August) to Russia’s Far East with a visit to Amur Oblast, which included a tour of the Bureiskaya hydroelectric power … Continue reading

08/21/2011 · 1 Comment

KJI Arrives in Siberia

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) arrived in Khasan, in Russia’s Far East on Saturday (20 August), his first trip to Russia since 2002.  In an unusual move, KCNA reported KJI’s … Continue reading

08/20/2011 · 1 Comment

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