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Category Archives: Ministry of Atomic Energy and Industry

Foreign Ministry Issues Memo and Timeline on Nuclear Diplomacy (Haters, back off)

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a memorandum on November 21 (Monday) entitled “The DPRK’s Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves … Continue reading

11/22/2016

KJU Poses for a Photo with Participants in the Fifth Nuclear Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test at the Sohae Space Center DPRK state media reported on September 22, 2016 (Thursday) … Continue reading

09/22/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Watches SLBM Test Launch

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Taedonggang Pig Farm. Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded the test launch of submarine-launched ballistic missiles … Continue reading

08/24/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Missile Drill

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was attendance at a concert of the art contest of KPA officers’ wives Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a ballistic missile … Continue reading

07/19/2016

Minister of the PAF Issues Statement on Nukes

The Minister of the People’s Armed Forces (North Korea’s defense minister equivalent), General Pak Yong Sik issued a statement on June 9 (Thursday) on the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program.  On … Continue reading

06/09/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Rocket Reentry Simulation (updated)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the 2016 KPA Tank Competition (translation variant between KCNA and state broadcasting noted in parentheses) DPRK state media reported … Continue reading

03/14/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Mobile Ballistic Missile Drill and Watches KPA Tank Competition

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his meeting with senior nuclear weapons personnel DPRK state media reported on March 11 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and … Continue reading

03/10/2016

Was Nuclear Factory Showroom at the T’aeso’ng Machine Factory?

  On March 7, Kim Jong Un visited a facility where he was briefed about the DPRK’s nuclear weapons the missiles which would serve as their delivery system.  Based on … Continue reading

03/10/2016
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