North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

4th Meeting of KPA Company Commanders and Political Instructors Held

The 4th Meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Company Commanders and Political Instructors convened during 22 and 23 October in Pyongyang.  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended both days of … Continue reading

10/27/2013 · Leave a comment

KIS Youth League Delegation Meets PRC Vice President

A delegation of the Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Socialist Youth League [KISYL] met Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao iin Beijing on 18 October (Friday).  The KISYL delegation was led … Continue reading

10/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Munsu Water Park Opens

The Munsu Water Park, a water amusement park in east Pyongyang that has been under construction since February 2013, opened with a ceremony on 15 October (Tuesday).  Ceremony participants included … Continue reading

10/16/2013 · 2 Comments

Kim Jong Un Attends Two Concerts

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a pair of concerts on 15 October (Tuesday). One concert was given by Russia’s Orchestra of the 21st Century at the East Pyongyang Grand … Continue reading

10/16/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Farms in S. P’yo’ngan

DPRK state media reported on 15 October (Tuesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Yoldusamch’o’n Farm in Sukch’o’n County and the Ansok Cooperative Farm in Onch’o’n County, both in … Continue reading

10/16/2013 · 1 Comment

National Defense Commission Releases Statement on DPRK-US Relations

The National Defense Commission [NDC], the DPRK government’s highest authority and supreme power organization, issued a spokesman’s statement on 12 October (Saturday) which it said “revealed the deceptive nature of … Continue reading

10/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects New Warships and Commands Exercises

DPRK state media reported on 11 October (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected “newly built” warships and guided their exercises.  Attending the inspection were Gen. Ri Yong Gil … Continue reading

10/12/2013 · 1 Comment

Jon Yong Jin Presents Letter of Credence and Meets with Venezuelan Officials

DPRK Ambassador Jon Yong Jin visited Venezuela during 2 to 4 October.  Jon is the DPRK Ambassador to Cuba and Venezuela is one of Jon’s numerous nonresident postings in the … Continue reading

10/10/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan (Memorial) Palace of the Sun at midnight on 10 October (Thursday), the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean Workers’ Party … Continue reading

10/10/2013 · Leave a comment

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