North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Central Report Meeting Marks 24th anniversary of KJI’s Election as NDC Chairman

  A central report meeting commemorating the 24th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at … Continue reading

04/10/2017

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

04/09/2017

Choe Ryong Hae Meets Cuban Vice President

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] met with Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa on the afternoon of  January … Continue reading

01/16/2017

“El número tres” Visits Nicaragua

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Nicaragua during January 9 to January 12 as a special envoy … Continue reading

01/16/2017

Kim Jong Un and DPRK Central Leadership Visit Cuban Embassy

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK on November 28 (Monday) to pay a condolence call … Continue reading

11/29/2016

DPRK Enters Mourning Period for Fidel

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee, the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium and the DPRK Cabinet issued a joint decision on November 27 (Sunday) declaring a national mourning … Continue reading

11/28/2016

Party Leadership Open Residential Units in Flood-damaged N. Hamgyo’ng

Apartment housing for 19,000 families whose homes were destroyed by floods this past August were opened ceremoniously by Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairmen during November 19 (Saturday) and … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Central Report Meeting Held To Mark KJI Election As WPK GS

A central report meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on October 7 (Friday) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s … Continue reading

10/08/2016

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

09/09/2016

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