North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement Reacting to UNSC

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on December 24 (Sunday) responding to the latest sanctions promulgated by the UN Security Council.  The statement said: The United States, completely terrified at our accomplishment of […]

Dec, 25

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Strategic Force Command Element

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a banquet at Moknan House with missile test personnel Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a field inspection of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force’s command […]

Aug, 15
KPA General Staff Issues Spox Statement Defending Military Exercises, Missile Drills

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 in its anti-DPRK campaign even […]

Apr, 11

Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace Reopens

The renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace was formally re-opened at a ceremony in Pyongyang on December 8 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Kim Ki Nam (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Propaganda and Agitation [information […]

Dec, 09
Kyodo News Delegation Visits the DPRK

Kyodo News Delegation Visits the DPRK

A delegation of the Kyodo News Agency made its annual visit to DPRK from September 8 to September 12.  The delegation was led by Kyodo’s president Masaki Fukuyama.  During their visit to the country, the […]

Sep, 14

Special Investigative Committee Formed Under National Defense Commission

On 4 July 2014, the DPRK Government formed a special investigative committee charged with a “comprehensive” enquiry into the the whereabouts and status of all Japanese nationals presently residing, or who have previously resided, in […]

Jul, 04

ARF Defers to UNSC on Cheonan While the Battle of the Beancounters Begins

The ASEAN Regional Forum has drafted a statement that conveys “deep concerns” over the sinking of the Cheonan, and calls for the resumption of the Six Party Talks.  The statement essentially defers to the UNSC […]

Jul, 23


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