North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Government Sends Message to US Government, Briefs Asian Ambassadors

The DPRK Government sent a message to the US Government via the DPRK Mission to the United Nations on July 10 (Sunday) concerning the recent sanctions designation by the US … Continue reading


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


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


Kim Jong Un Meets with Nuclear Weapons Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the test of a multiple-launch rocket system DPRK state media reported on March 9 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading


National Defense Commission, Foreign Ministry Issues Statements on Foal Eagle, Key Resolve

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC], the supreme organ of the state, issued a statement on March 7 (Monday) warning of “military counter-action for preemptive attack” ahead of the annual … Continue reading


DPRK Foreign Ministry, Government Issue Statements on UNSC Sanctions

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement through state media on March 3 (Thursday) in response to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 (2016) adopted on March 2.  According to … Continue reading


NADA Releases Report on Feb. 7 Space Launch

DPRK state media released a report from the DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration on February 7 (Sunday) in connection to its launch of a long-range rocket.  According to KCNA the … Continue reading


Back-to-Back DPRK Delegations Visit Europe

DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Kung Sok Ung and delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry returned to the DPRK on 2 November (Saturday) after a 17-day visit to European countries.  Many … Continue reading

11/02/2013 · Leave a comment

National Defense Commission Releases Statement on DPRK-US Relations

The National Defense Commission [NDC], the DPRK government’s highest authority and supreme power organization, issued a spokesman’s statement on 12 October (Saturday) which it said “revealed the deceptive nature of … Continue reading

10/12/2013 · Leave a comment

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