North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Eye Hospital Construction Site

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kwisong Salt works DPRK state media reported on May 27 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

05/27/2016

Kim Yong Chol Visits Cuba

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman, WPK Political Bureau and and WPK Executive Policy Council Member Kim Yong Chol visited Cuba during May 23 to May 26.  Traveling to … Continue reading

05/26/2016

NDC Policy Department Calls for US to “Roll Back Its Anachronistic Hostile Policy”

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] Policy Department released a statement on May 25 (Wednesday) that claimed the “US has imposed misfortune and pain upon the Korean people for the … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Ri Su Yong Meets with Mozambique Delegation

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs and WPK Executive Policy Council Member Ri Su Yong met with Eliseu Joaquim Machava and a delegation of the Mozambique … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Ceremony Held Marking Completion of Industrial Upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

A ceremony marking the upgrading of an oxygen furnace and other industrial upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex was held at the complex in Songrim, North Hwanghae, on May … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kang Sok Ju Funeral

The state funeral for Kang Sok Ju was held on May 22 (Sunday).  Among those attendance were Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General … Continue reading

05/26/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Nature Museum and Central Zoo

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the machine plant managed by Ho Chol Yong DPRK state media reported on May 21 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

05/20/2016

NDC Issues “Open Letter” on North-South Military Talks

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] issued an “open letter” on May 20 (Friday) which claimed that its “proposal for the north-south military authorities’ talks is the best and greatest … Continue reading

05/20/2016

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