North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

KCNA Issues​ Commentary on Diplo ROK Defection

The Korean Central News Agency disseminated a commentary on August 20 (Saturday) responding to the defection to the ROK of T’ae Yo’ng-ho [Thae Yong Ho], the former minister at the … Continue reading

08/20/2016

DPRK Ambassador to Iran Meets with IRNA President

The DPRK Ambassador to Iran Kang Sam Hyon (Kang Sam-hyo’n) met with the head of the Iran Republic News Agency [IRNA] Mohammed Khoddai on August 17 (Wednesday). Khoddai invited the … Continue reading

08/18/2016

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

A Revolutionary Museum opens at the Mansudae Art Studio

  A ceremony was held on August 10 (Wednesday) in front of the revolutionary statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il opening the revolutionary museum at the Mansudae … Continue reading

08/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Missile Drill

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was attendance at a concert of the art contest of KPA officers’ wives Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a ballistic missile … Continue reading

07/19/2016

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Spox Says “US Should Go Home”

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] P’anmunjo’m Mission issued a statement on July 20 (Wednesday), the 66th anniversary of the “Taejo’n Agreement”: The so-called “Taejo’n Agreement” was concluded in July 1950 … Continue reading

07/19/2016

U’nha Guidance Bureau Marks 40th Anniversary

The U’nha Guidance Bureau, one of the largest textile and consumer goods’ economic complexes in the DPRK which operates several textile plants in the country, marked its 40th anniversary at … Continue reading

07/16/2016

Pyongyang IT Bureau Marks 30th Anniversary

A meeting was held on July 14 (Thursday) to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Pyongyang Information Technology Bureau.  It was attended by Choe T’ae Bok (Workers’ … Continue reading

07/16/2016

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