North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

4th Meeting of Party Cell Secretaries Closes

DPRK state media reported on 29 January (Tuesday) that the 4th Meeting of Party Cell Secretaries closed.  Kim Jong Un and other members of the central leadership attended.  KJU’s last … Continue reading

01/31/2013 · Leave a comment

2nd Phase of Hu’ich’o’n Power Station Construction Opened at Ceremony

DPRK state media reported on 30 January (Wednesday) that a ceremony formally opened the construction of the second phase of the Hu’ich’o’n Power Station in Hyangsan County, North P’yo’ngan Province. … Continue reading

01/30/2013 · Leave a comment

4th Party Cell Secretaries Meeting Opens with KJU Address

DPRK state media reported on 28 January (Monday) that Fourth Meeting of [Korean Workers’] Party Cell Secretaries opened with a major presence of the DPRK central leadership.  Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

01/29/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Meeting of Foreign Affairs and National Security Meeting (updated and revised)

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) convened and attended a meeting of national security officials concerning “the grave situation prevailing in the DPRK.”  KJU’s last reported … Continue reading

01/27/2013 · 1 Comment

Party Cell Secretaries Arrive in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 26 January (Saturday) that participants of the 4th Meeting of Party Cell Secretaries (Fourth Meeting of Secretaries of Cells of the Workers’ Party of Korea) … Continue reading

01/26/2013 · 3 Comments

DPRK Newspaper Says Nuclear Test is “people’s demand” as Construction Progresses in Kilchu County

Yonhap News Agency reported on 26 January (Saturday) that an editorial in Rodong Sinmun, the daily newspaper of the Korean Workers’ Party, said that  “A nuclear test is the demand of … Continue reading

01/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Party Cell Secretaries to Meet on 28 January, Political Bureau Issues Report

DPRK state media reported on 25 January (Friday) that the Korean Workers’ Party Political Bureau disseminated a reported on 23 January (Wednesday) to convene the 4th Meeting of Party Cell … Continue reading

01/25/2013 · 2 Comments

DPRK Premier Visits Steel Production Site and War Memorial Museum

DPRK state media reported on 24 January (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited a steel production unit at Ch’o’llima Steel Complex and toured the renovation work at … Continue reading

01/24/2013 · Leave a comment

NDC Issues Statement the DPRK to conduct “A Nuclear Test of Higher Level”

DPRK state media reported on 24 January (Thursday) the country’s supreme power organization the National Defense Commission released a statement in which it said ” a variety of satellites and long-range … Continue reading

01/24/2013 · 4 Comments

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