North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KCNA Issues Commentary on US-DPRK-PRC Morass

The Korean Central News Agency [KCNA] issued a commentary on US policy on North Korea and China on January 14 (Saturday)  Although KCNA’s commentaries can not be construed as strategic … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Large Live Fire Artillery Exercise

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK to pay a condolence call on the death of Fidel Castro Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

12/02/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Islets in KPA Southwestern Front

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Mahap Islet DPRK state media reported November 13 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Korean People’s Army [KPA] units on … Continue reading

11/14/2016

KJU Inspects SOF Battalion

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at commemorative photo-op with GFTUK Congress participants DPRK state media reported on November 4 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] … Continue reading

11/03/2016

The National Peace Committee of Korea Issued a Statement About THAAD on August 13

According to KCNA, the statement from August 13, 2016 (Saturday) said: What traitor Park uttered this time is, as commented by the public at home and abroad, little short of … Continue reading

08/15/2016

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on Kim Jong Un’s Sanctions Designation

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on July 7 (Thursday) responding to Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) sanctions designation by the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets … Continue reading

07/08/2016

KPA General Staff Sends Notice to ROK “authorities” on MDL Skirmish

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff sent a notice on to the ROK Government on May 28 (Saturday) as a follow up to a previous statement by the KPA … Continue reading

05/27/2016

KPA Supreme Command Issues Report on MDL Skirmish

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] released a “crucial report” on May 27 (Friday) concerning a skirmish between the ROK Navy and two vessels DPRK vessels (one a fishing trawler and … Continue reading

05/27/2016

NDC Policy Department Calls for US to “Roll Back Its Anachronistic Hostile Policy”

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] Policy Department released a statement on May 25 (Wednesday) that claimed the “US has imposed misfortune and pain upon the Korean people for the … Continue reading

05/26/2016

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