North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Foreign Ministry Issues Memo and Timeline on Nuclear Diplomacy (Haters, back off)

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a memorandum on November 21 (Monday) entitled “The DPRK’s Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves … Continue reading

11/22/2016

FM Issues Statement Alleging of “Hurting the dignity of supreme leadership”

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on October 15 (Saturday) responding to recent remarks by a senior US official in a media interview.  According to KCNA, the Foreign Ministry … Continue reading

10/17/2016

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

Foreign Ministry Comments on DPRK-African Rels

The DPRK Foreign Ministry’s spox commented on DPRK-African relations on June 19 (Sunday).  According to KCNA, the DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesman said: An assistant secretary of the US Department of … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Foreign Ministry Trashes “Precision air raid operation”

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on June 15 (Wednesday) said the country would “further bolster up in quality and quantity the nuclear deterrence for self-defense in face of … Continue reading

06/16/2016

Minister of the PAF Issues Statement on Nukes

The Minister of the People’s Armed Forces (North Korea’s defense minister equivalent), General Pak Yong Sik issued a statement on June 9 (Thursday) on the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program.  On … Continue reading

06/09/2016

Ri Su Yong Meets Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) in “a friendly atmosphere” at the Great Hall of … Continue reading

06/02/2016

Kang Sok Ju (1939-2016)

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Member and Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] deputy (delegate) Kang Sok Ju passed away in Pyongyang from cancer on the afternoon of May 20 … Continue reading

05/20/2016

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on “escalated tension” on the Peninsula

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on March 31 (Thursday) which hit “out at the US for its foolish attempt to shift the blame for the escalated tension on … Continue reading

03/31/2016

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