North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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 Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Mushroom Farm

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the KPA 2017 Tank Competion DPRK state media reported April 8 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently-constructed Pyongyang … Continue reading

04/07/2017

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides KPA 2017 Tank Competition

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the renovated Korean Revolution Museum DPRK state media reported April 1 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the … Continue reading

04/01/2017

Pak Pong Ju Visits

DPRK state media reported on March 11, 2017 the State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex outside Anju, South … Continue reading

03/31/2017

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

KJU Visits Korean Revolution Museum

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a rocket engine test DPRK state media reported on March 28 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Korean Revolution … Continue reading

03/31/2017

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Kumsong Tractor Factory

DPRK state media reported on March 21 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Kumsong Tractor … Continue reading

03/31/2017

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