North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Geological Workers’ National Meeting Held

A national meeting of active geological prospecting workers was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on September 25 (Sunday).  Among those attending the meeting were DPRK Premier … Continue reading

09/28/2016

DRPK Foreign Minister Addresses UN General Assembly

DPRK Foreign Minister and Alternate (candidate) Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho) addressed the United Nations General Assembly [UNGA] on September … Continue reading

09/23/2016

KPA General Staff Issues Statement on Decapitation Chatter, B-1 Presence

This appears to be the DPRK’s first observed response to the latest news media reporting about ROK Ministry Defense’s “plan” to establishing a unit tasked to target the DPRK leadership  … Continue reading

09/22/2016

KJU Watches Rocket Engine Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Kosan Fruit Farm.  DPRK state media reported on September 20 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) guided a … Continue reading

09/19/2016

Kim Yong Nam at NAM

Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau Presidium Member Kim Yo’ng-nam [Kim Yong Nam] attended the Non-aligned Movement [NAM] summit on Margarita Island, Venezuela. … Continue reading

09/19/2016

WPK Issues Appeal Concerning Relief Work for Floods

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee issued an appeal on September 10 (Saturday) concerning relief work for flooding in North Hamgyo’ng Province. The floods have killed over 130, … Continue reading

09/13/2016

Foreign Ministry Responds to President Obama

  On September 11, 2016 (Sunday), the DPRK Foreign’s Ministry released the following statement: Scientists and technicians of the Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK successfully conducted a nuclear explosive … Continue reading

09/12/2016

DPRK Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test at the P’unggye-ri Test Site at 9 AM PYT on September 9, 2016 (Friday).  This caused  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at Su’ngjipaekam, Paekam … Continue reading

09/09/2016

Ninth Youth Congress Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of the Pukgukso’ng SLBM The 9th Youth Congress was held in Pyongyang on August 28 (Sunday).  Kim Jong … Continue reading

08/28/2016

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