North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

P’unggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Demolished (In some places)

The underground nuclear test site at P’unggye-ri, Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng was dismantled on May 24 (Thursday) in an event covered by representatives of the international news media.  According to DPRK state media, the demolition […]

May, 25

Choe Son Hui Issues Statement on Forthcoming US-DPRK Summit

DPRK Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui (Ch’oe Son-hu’i) issued a statement on DPRK-US relations, ahead of the not-canceled-yet US-DPRK summit.  Madame Choe also lambasted recent media comments of senior US Government officials.  […]

May, 24

Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo DPRK state media reported on May 18 (Friday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] held […]

May, 23

6th Session of the 13th SPA Held

The sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11 (Wednesday).  On the agenda were reports about the DPRK state budgets for 2017 and 2018, a […]

Apr, 14

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Another Hwasong-12 Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with schoolteachers Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed a launch of the Hwasong-12 on the outskirts of Pyongyang early in the morning on September 15 […]

Sep, 16

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on UNSC Sanctions

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on September 13 (Wednesday) in response to UN Security Council authorization of fresh sanctions on September 11 (Monday): The US and its vassal forces have rigged up yet […]

Sep, 14

KJU Participates in Three WMD Personnel Events

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a meeting of the Political Bureau Presidium in Pyongyang on September 3 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended three events for WMD personnel in Pyongyang on September […]

Sep, 10

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