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DPRK Premier Visits S. Hwanghae Farms and Mine

DPRK state media reported on 7 March (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the U’nryul Mine and several cooperative farms in South Hwanghae Province.  Choe’s first visit … Continue reading

03/07/2013 · Leave a comment

Nuclear Test Personnel Visit Ku’msusan and Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery After Arriving in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 21 February that personnel involved in the 12 February 2013 nuclear test visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun and paid their respects at … Continue reading

02/21/2013 · Leave a comment

Nuclear Test Personnel Will Visit Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 20 February (Wednesday) that personnel involved in the country’s third nuclear test have been invited to Pyongyang, in a similar fashion to the personnel involved … Continue reading

02/20/2013 · Leave a comment

USGS Receives Intensity (Did You Feel It?) Reports from Inside DPRK

The United States Geological Survey [USGS] reported on 12 February (Tuesday) that it received nine (9) reports from the DPRK about the intensity of the seismic activity caused by the … Continue reading

02/13/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Conducts Third Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its third nuclear test in the late morning of 12 February (Tuesday).  The first indication of the third experimental detonation was a seismic event  with its epicenter … Continue reading

02/12/2013 · 1 Comment

Final Countdowns at P’unggye-ri Test Site? (Will but you won’t)

  Yonhap News Agency,citing anonymous South Korean [ROK] government sources, reported on 12 February (Tuesday) that personnel and equipment may have been pulled out of the area close to the DPRK’s nuclear … Continue reading

02/12/2013 · 1 Comment

KJI Birthday Events Begin

DPRK state media reported during 7-9 February (Thursday-Saturday) that events commemorating the official 71st birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il, called the Day of the Shining Star, began in … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Two Academic Awards/Prize Ceremonies Held For Scientists in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 6 February (Wednesday) that two academic award ceremonies were held in Pyongyang.  The 16 February Science and Technology  Prize held a ceremony at the People’s … Continue reading

02/06/2013 · Leave a comment

More activity at Punggye-ri (updated 2 Feb)

  On 2 February (Saturday), South Korean [ROK] media reported that additional preparatory activity was spotted at the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility in Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng Province.   An … Continue reading

02/02/2013 · Leave a comment

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