North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Foreign Ministry Spox Issues Statement on Syria strike

On April 8 (Saturday) the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on the US’ April 7 air strike which described it as “an act of aggression on a sovereign state … Continue reading


Pyon Yong Rip (1929-2016)

Former Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Secretary-General Pyon Yong Rip (Pyo’n Yo’ng-rip) died at the age of 87 on November 13, 2016, in Pyongyang.  Pyon was a former member of the … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Meets with Syrian Delegation

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with Syrian Ba’ath Arab Socialist Party Assistant General-Secretary Abdullah al-Ahmar and other members of a Syrian delegation on 24 July (Wednesday).  Attending the meeting … Continue reading

07/25/2013 · Leave a comment

With KPA Assets in Syria and Rumors of Moscow Trip, Gen. Kim Kyok Sik Remains PY Man of the Hour

Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported on 3 June (Monday) that Arabic-speaking Korean People’s Army [KPA] personnel are serving as military advisers on artillery tactics and providing logistical support to the Syrian Armed Forces, … Continue reading

06/04/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Ambassador Meets Syrian Transportation Minister

Syrian state media reported that DPRK Ambassador to Syria Choe Su Hon met with Syrian Minister of Transportation Mahmoud Said in Damascus on Wednesday (11 July).  According to SANA, Ambassador … Continue reading

07/13/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Ambassador Meets Syrian Deputy Prime Minister

Syrian media reported on 5 July (Thursday) that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Dr. Qadri Jamil met with DPRK Ambassador to Syria Choe Su … Continue reading

07/08/2012 · Leave a comment

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