North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

MRLs Sent to South Hamgyo’ng

Multiple launch rocket systems [MLRS] were sent to Korean People’s Army [KPA] units in South Hamgyo’ng on the occasion of the official anniversary of the KPA’s foundation.  DPRK state media … Continue reading

04/23/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK, PRC Hold “Strategic Dialogue” in Beijing

Korean Workers’ Party International Secretary Kim Yong Il (Kim Yo’ng-il) traveled to China during the weekend.  On Saturday (21 April) Kim held what DPRK state media called a “strategic dialogue” … Continue reading

04/22/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends 2 More Photo Ops

DPRK state media reported on Friday (20 April) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended two commemorative photo sessions at Ku’msusan Memorial Palace.  His first photo op was with the … Continue reading

04/21/2012 · 3 Comments

Mass Rally Held in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on Friday (20 April) that an “army-people” rally was held in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.  The event included a demonstration and speaking program which … Continue reading

04/21/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Commemorative Photo Sessions

DPRK state media reported Tuesday (17 April) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended three commemorative photo sessions in Pyongyang.  The first photo session occurred at the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace … Continue reading

04/18/2012 · 2 Comments

U Tong Chuk Standing in the Shadows?

South Korean media, citing an anonymous source, reports that the Ministry of State Security’s [MSS] Gen. U Tong Chuk (U To’ng-ch’uk) may have been removed from office.  Gen. U was … Continue reading

04/17/2012 · 2 Comments

DPRK Foreign Ministry Knocks UNSC Presidential Statement

With reports that it retracted an invitation to the IAEA, the DPRK’s Foreign Ministry released a statement on 17 April (Tuesday) which defended its launch of the U’nha-3 rocket.  It … Continue reading

04/17/2012 · 1 Comment

KPA Parade Held

The 100th anniversary (centenary) of the birth of Kim Il Sung was commemorated in Pyongyang on Sunday (15 April) with a massive ceremony and military parade, as well as an … Continue reading

04/15/2012 · 3 Comments

Kim Jong Un Opens Munitions Exhibition

DPRK state media reported on 15 April (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the opening of an exhibition of munitions, tanks, artillery, “strategic rockets” and other arms and … Continue reading

04/15/2012 · 2 Comments

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