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Category Archives: DPRK General Department of Atomic Energy

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


Kim Jong Un Watches SLBM Test Launch

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Taedonggang Pig Farm. Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded the test launch of submarine-launched ballistic missiles … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits January 18 General Machine Factory

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with exemplary KPA personnel to the January 18 General Machine Factory.  DPRK state media reported on August 10 … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Mobile Ballistic Missile Drill and Watches KPA Tank Competition

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his meeting with senior nuclear weapons personnel DPRK state media reported on March 11 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and … Continue reading


Kim Kye Gwan Meets with PRC State Councilor

Chinese media reported that DPRK 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on 17 September (Tuesday).  During the meeting, according to Xinhua, … Continue reading

09/18/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Musan

DPRK state media reported on 27 May (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited Musan County, North Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak visited the Musan Mining Complex, the DPRK’s largest … Continue reading

05/27/2013 · Leave a comment

Ministry of Atomic Energy Industry Established

DPRK reported on 12 April (Friday) that the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium established the Ministry of Atomic Energy Industry on 11 April (Thursday).  According to KCNA the General Department … Continue reading

04/13/2013 · Leave a comment

Party Central Committee Convenes Plenary Meeting (updated)

The Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee held its plenary meeting (plenum) at the KWP Central Committee #1 Office Building on 31 March (Sunday) in Pyongyang**, attended by Kim Jong … Continue reading

03/31/2013 · 3 Comments

UNSC Approves New Sanctions for DPRK’s 3rd Nuclear Test (updated 8 March)

The United Nations Security Council [UNSC] unanimously approved UNSCR # 2094 (2013 during a meeting  on 7 March (Thursday), in response to the DPRK’s third detonation of a nuclear device on … Continue reading

03/07/2013 · 4 Comments

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