North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Promotions List Issued for Sun’s Day

A military promotions list was issued on April 14 (Fridayday), ahead of  Sun’s Day[April 15] (Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary).  In his capacity as Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Commander, … Continue reading

04/14/2017

DPRK Central Leadership and SPA Deputies Visit Mansu Hill

Members of the DPRK central leadership, joined by deputies of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA], placed floral baskets and bouquets in front of the statues of the late DPRK President … Continue reading

04/11/2017

KPA General Staff Issues Spox Statement Defending Military Exercises, Missile Drills

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a spokesman statement on April 10 (Monday) which noted that the “US, accustomed to groundlessly taking issue with the DPRK, went reckless … Continue reading

04/11/2017

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement on Carrier Strike Group

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on April 10 (Monday) commenting on the presence of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group near the Korean Peninsula.   According to … Continue reading

04/11/2017

Central Report Meeting Marks 24th anniversary of KJI’s Election as NDC Chairman

  A central report meeting commemorating the 24th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at … Continue reading

04/10/2017

Foreign Ministry Spox Issues Statement on Syria strike

On April 8 (Saturday) the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on the US’ April 7 air strike which described it as “an act of aggression on a sovereign state … Continue reading

04/09/2017

Kim Ki Ryong (1940-2017)

Former Rodong Sinmun editor and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Member Kim Ki Ryong (Kim Ki-yong) died in Pyongyang on March 29 (Wednesday). Kim Ki Ryong started his career … Continue reading

03/31/2017

Korean Jurists Association Issues Statement on Jong Nam’s demise

The Korean Jurists’ Association issued the first observed statement from a DPRK institution on the death of Kim Jong Nam (Kim Cho’ng-nam), eldest son late leader Kim Jong Il (Kim … Continue reading

02/24/2017

Numero Tres Visits Ryomyong Street Construction

DPRK state media reported on January 31 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae … Continue reading

02/02/2017

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