North Korea Leadership Watch

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Category Archives: National Defense Commission (NDC)

Kim Jong Un Attends Commemorative Photo-op with Women’s Union Congress Participants

DPRK state media reported on November 22 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op in front of the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun with participants in … Continue reading

11/22/2016

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

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

Kim Yong Nam Visits Tree Nursery

DPRK state media reported on November 21 (Monday) that Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam) visited a tree nursery of the Chungsan (Jungsan) County, South … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits August 25 Fishery Station

KJU’s last observed appearance was his commanding and observing an MLRS firing contest by women gunners DPRK state media reported on November 20 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/20/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Women’s MLRS Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the May 27 and January 8 Fishery Stations DPRK state media reported November 19 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed … Continue reading

11/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Fishery Stations

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of defense positions in the KPA’s southwestern front DPRK state media reported on November 17 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/18/2016

Pyon Yong Rip (1929-2016)

Former Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Secretary-General Pyon Yong Rip (Pyo’n Yo’ng-rip) died at the age of 87 on November 13, 2016, in Pyongyang.  Pyon was a former member of the … Continue reading

11/18/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Islets in KPA Southwestern Front

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Mahap Islet DPRK state media reported November 13 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Korean People’s Army [KPA] units on … Continue reading

11/14/2016

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