North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Iranian Parliament Speaker to visit DPRK (Postponed)

UPDATE Ali Larijani’s visit to east Asia has been postponed and will be rescheduled.  CNN reports: Ali Larijani’s trips were intended to promote parliamentary cooperation. “The time for Larijani’s visit … Continue reading

08/30/2011 · Leave a comment

DPRK Foreign Minister Meets with Iran Delegation at NAM

KCNA reported 31 May on the return of Foreign Minister Pak U’i-ch’un (Pak Ui Chun) to the DPRK after attending the NAM [Non-aligned Movement] summit in Bali [Indonesia].  Jakarta Post … Continue reading

06/07/2011 · Leave a comment

Choe Thae Bok talks Cheonan, meets Iran delegation at IPU Conference in Geneva

SPA Chairman Choe Thae Bok used his remarks at the Third World Conference of Speakers of Parliament at the UN Geneva to fault the ROK for inciting tensions on the … Continue reading

07/22/2010 · Leave a comment

New NK Diplorep to Iran

Yonhap reports that the DPRK has appointed Jo In Chol as its new ambassador to its close ally Iran.  Jo In Chol was recently the country’s ambassador to Thailand and … Continue reading

05/23/2010 · 1 Comment

Kim Yong Nam to Visit Iran in Summer ’10

Iran’s state news agency has announced that SPA President Kim Yong Nam will visit Iran in June or July this summer. “This high-ranking official is expected to visit in two … Continue reading

04/22/2010 · 1 Comment

NK Ambassador To Switzerland Appointed

Ri Chol’s replacement as DPRK Ambassador to Switzerland has been appointed.  So Se Phyong has been appointed as Ri’s replacement in Berne.  Ambassador So was previously the country’s ambassador to … Continue reading

04/06/2010 · 1 Comment

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