North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Issues Anniversary Statement on Ax Incident

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] P’anmunjo’m Mission issued a statement on August 18 (Thursday) to mark the 40th anniversary of the “axe incident,” when two US Army officers attempting to … Continue reading

08/18/2016

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Spox Says “US Should Go Home”

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] P’anmunjo’m Mission issued a statement on July 20 (Wednesday), the 66th anniversary of the “Taejo’n Agreement”: The so-called “Taejo’n Agreement” was concluded in July 1950 … Continue reading

07/19/2016

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Releases Memo on US “Criminal War Moves”

  The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Mission to P’anmunjo’m released a memo on May 3 (Tuesday) which alleged “before the world the hideous criminal war moves against the DPRK stepped … Continue reading

05/04/2016

CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (also known as the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland) issued a statement on the closure of the Kaeso’ng Industrial … Continue reading

02/11/2016

Kim Yong Chol Elevated to Secretary of the United Front Department

Gen. Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l), a member of the DPRK’s military intelligence community for the last three decades, appears to have replaced Kim Yang Gon as Workers’ Party of … Continue reading

02/04/2016

General Staff Statement Says KPA “Ready to Promptly Launch Operations Any Time”

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on 7 October (Monday) which said that the KPA’s “the units of all services and army corps level of the … Continue reading

10/08/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Threatens to “Shut Down” Kaesong Industrial Zone

DPRK state media published a statement of the General Bureau for Central Guidance on 30 March (Saturday) about the status of the Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone [Kaeso’ng Industrial Complex] which said … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · Leave a comment

Cities on Fire? Phone Out of Order

South Korean media reported on 27 March (Wednesday) that the DPRK severed an inter-Korea telephone line that according to Yonhap News Agency “has been used to notify the North of any … Continue reading

03/27/2013

National Peace Committee of Korea and CPRK Release Statements

DPRK state media reported on 8 March that the National Peace Committee of Korea [NPCK] and the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea [CPRK] (f.k.a Committee for the Peaceful … Continue reading

03/08/2013 · Leave a comment

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