North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Where is Ri Yong Ho?

Former DPRK Foreign Minister [FM] Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho) has been out of North Korean public life eye for over two years.  Of course, this is one of those “drop in the ocean” observations.  […]

Mar, 22

KJU Sends a Get Well Note

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) sent a letter to US President Donald J. Trump on 3 October (Saturday) [KST].  According to KCNA, KJU said that he “heard the sudden news that the president and first […]

Oct, 02

FM Pops Off on US-DPRK Rels

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon (Ri So’n-kwon) issued a statement on DPRK-US relations on 12 June (Friday) to mark the two-year anniversary of the Singapore Summit:   Two annual rings were run since the […]

Jun, 12

Science Book Fair Opens

The 11th annual Pyongyang International Science and Technology Book Fair opened at the Sci-Tech Complex on September 10 (Monday).  The book fair displays various texts published or disseminated by 70 different publishing houses from, among […]

Sep, 12

KJU Holds Second Meeting with Moon

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the construction of the Wo’nsan-Kalma Coast Tourist Zone Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with ROK President Moon Jae In (Mun Chae-in) at T’ongil House on the […]

May, 27

Kim Kye Gwan Issues Statement on US-DPRK Summit

1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan (Kim Kye-kwan) issued a statement on May 24 (Thursday) responding to the cancellation of the US-DPRK summit scheduled for early June.  Kim said in his statement: […]

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

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