North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Foreign Ministry Trashes “Precision air raid operation”

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on June 15 (Wednesday) said the country would “further bolster up in quality and quantity the nuclear deterrence for self-defense in face of … Continue reading

06/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits National Defense University

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ryugyo’ng Pickle and Kimchi Factory DPRK state media reported on June 13 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

06/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ryugyong Pickle Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a KCU concert on June 7 DPRK state media reported on June 10 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

06/10/2016

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

Renovated Pyongyang Sports Factory Reopens

The renovated Pyongyang Sports Apparatus Factory reopened after a ceremony on June 7 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Choe Ryong Hae (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ … Continue reading

06/09/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Construction of Soap Factory and Renovated Manyo’ngdae Children’s Camp

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Sports Apparatus Factory DPRK state media reported on June 4 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

06/04/2016

Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Delivered to KPA

    Multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS], Sonyo’n (children) model, were presented by the Korean Children’s Union [KCU] to the Korean People’s Army [KPA] during a ceremony in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng, … Continue reading

06/03/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

KPA General Staff Sends Notice to ROK “authorities” on MDL Skirmish

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff sent a notice on to the ROK Government on May 28 (Saturday) as a follow up to a previous statement by the KPA … Continue reading

05/27/2016

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