North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Unha-3 Rocket in Place?

Technicians and other personnel of the Korea Committee for Space Technology and the Korean People’s Army [KPA] continue to finalize preparations for the launch of the U’nha-3 carrier rocket and … Continue reading

04/07/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU Visits KPA Navy Unit #155

DPRK state media reported on 5 April (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted an inspection of KPA Navy Unit #155, which was responsible for the capture of USS … Continue reading

04/06/2012 · 1 Comment

CPRK Statement Labels Satellite Interception Attempt “Act of War”

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK; formerly known as Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland) released a statement on 5 April (Thursday) saying that an … Continue reading

04/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Huichon Power Station Opened

The DPRK opened the Hu’ich’o’n Power Station in Chagang Province on Thursday (5 April).  Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam, DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim, National … Continue reading

04/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits East Sea KPA Unit

DPRK state media reported on 4 April (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Ryo Island, located in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), approximately 11 miles (18 km) … Continue reading

04/05/2012 · 1 Comment

People’s Security Holds Loyalty Rally

The Ministry of People’s Security [MPS] and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces held a loyalty rally Tuesday (3 April) on the campus of the MPS’ national headquarters in northern … Continue reading

04/04/2012 · 2 Comments

Party Conference Scheduled for April 11

DPRK state media reported that the 4th Korean Workers’ Party Conference (Meeting of Party Representatives) will convene on 11 April (Wednesday), after provincial and ministerial party conferences completed electing delegates. … Continue reading

04/03/2012 · 1 Comment

KJU Election as Delegate Endorsed by Local Party Conferences

The Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] has continued to hold provincial party conferences to elect delegates (party representatives) to the 4th Party Conference to be held in the middle of April. … Continue reading

04/01/2012 · 2 Comments

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on Suspension of US Aid

The DPRK’s Foreign Ministry described the suspension of nutritional assistance by the United States as an “overreaction” to the planned mid-April launch of U’nha-3 with the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-3 satellite  The Foreign … Continue reading

04/01/2012 · 1 Comment

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