North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Taep’ung Investment Group Formally Dissolved

Yonhap News Agency reported and confirmed on 1 February (Friday) that the Korea Taep’ung International Investment Group has dissolved.  Taep’ung began as an energy provider selling oil and gas (via … Continue reading

02/01/2013 · 1 Comment

4th Meeting of Party Cell Secretaries Closes

DPRK state media reported on 29 January (Tuesday) that the 4th Meeting of Party Cell Secretaries closed.  Kim Jong Un and other members of the central leadership attended.  KJU’s last … Continue reading

01/31/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Newspaper Says Nuclear Test is “people’s demand” as Construction Progresses in Kilchu County

Yonhap News Agency reported on 26 January (Saturday) that an editorial in Rodong Sinmun, the daily newspaper of the Korean Workers’ Party, said that  “A nuclear test is the demand of … Continue reading

01/26/2013 · Leave a comment

UNSC “Condemns” U’nha-3 Launch

On 22 January (Tuesday) the United Nations Security Council voted on a resolution 2087 (2013) which “condemns the DPRK’s launch of 12 December 2012, which used ballistic missile technology and was in violation of resolutions … Continue reading

01/23/2013 · Leave a comment

Imports and Exports

The United Nations Security Council [UNSC] continues to deliberate on its reaction to the DPRK’s 12 December 2012 launch of the U’nha-3 carrier rocket and the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-3 [KMS-3] satellite.  The … Continue reading

01/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Pyongyang Mass Rally Held For New Year’s Address

DPRK state media reported on 5 January (Saturday) that a mass rally of “people from all walks of life” was held in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang.  On … Continue reading

01/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Rocket Launch Personnel Depart Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 4 January (Friday) that scientists, technical staff and other personnel involved in the 12 December 2012 U’nha-3 rocket launch departed Pyongyang.  Nearly three weeks after … Continue reading

01/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Makes NYD Ku’msusan Visit

DPRK state media reported on 1 January (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and members of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau visited Ku’msusan Memorial Palace.  KJU’s last … Continue reading

01/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Moranbong Band Concert and Fireworks Display

DPRK state media reported on 1 January (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a New Year’s concert titled Following the Party … Continue reading

01/01/2013 · Leave a comment

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