North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Statement Protesting UNSCR 2094 (2013)

DPRK state media reported on 9 March (Saturday) that the country’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement denouncing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2094 (2013) as “clear proof that the UNSC … Continue reading

03/09/2013 · 1 Comment

Students Hold Lunar New Year’s Concert

DPRK state media reported on 11 February (Monday) that the schoolchildren gave a Lunar New Year concert at Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace on Sunday.  Attending the performance from the central leadership … Continue reading

02/11/2013 · Leave a 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

Kim Jong Un Attends Moranbong Band Concert and Fireworks Display

DPRK state media reported on 1 January (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a New Year’s concert titled Following the Party … Continue reading

01/01/2013 · Leave a comment

Video Showing U’nha-3 Launch Released

DPRK state media issued an official report on 12 December (Wednesday) on the launch of the U’nha-3 carrier rocket from the Sohae Space Center earlier in the day.  The launch … Continue reading

12/12/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Ambassador Presents Credentials in Latvia

DPRK state media reported on 10 December (Monday) that DPRK Ambassador Pak Kwang Chol (Pak Kwang-ch’o’l) presented his credentials (letters of credence) to the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš on 4 December. … Continue reading

12/10/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK Ambassador Attends Mexico’s Presidential Inauguration, Meets Daniel Ortega

DPRK state media reported on 8 December that DPRK Ambassador to Mexico An Kun Song (An Ku’n-so’ng) greeted Mexico’s new president Enrique Peña Nieto on the sidelines of Nieto’s inauguration in … Continue reading

12/10/2012 · Leave a comment

So Chang Sik Appointed DPRK Ambassador to Kuwait

DPRK state media reported on 8 December (Saturday) that the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium appointed So Chang Sik ambassador to Kuwait.  From 2005 to 2012 So has served as … Continue reading

12/08/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK-Japan Intergovernmental Talks to Resume in Beijing during 5-6 December

DPRK and Japanese media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that the DPRK-Japan intergovernmental meetings will resume in Beijing on 5 December (Wedesday) and continue until 6 December (Thursday).  According to … Continue reading

11/29/2012 · Leave a comment

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