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

Gen. O Kum Chol Meets with Russian Armed Forces Delegation

Gen. O Kum Chol (O Kum-ch’o’l), Vice Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff, held a meeting and negotiations with a visiting delegation of the Russian Armed Forces in Pyongyang on November 11 […]

Nov, 12

Hwang Pyong So Meets with Members of Russian MOD Central Military Orchestra

Hwang Pyong So, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department, met with Lt. General Valery Khalilov, Director of Music of Military Bands Services of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Segei […]

Jul, 02

Kim Jong Il Meets with SVR Chief

Kim Cho’ng-il met with Mikhail Fradkov, head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, according to an 18 May [Thursday] report in DPRK media.  Fradkov served as Prime Minister of the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2007.  […]

May, 18

Kim Jong Il’s Horse Power

Kim Jong Il has purchased nine (9) Orlov Trotter from the Altai Stud Farm in the Altai Republic (territory) in south central Siberia.  ITAR TASS reports that the DPRK officials responsible for the purchase of […]

Aug, 02

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

DPRK Foreign Minister Departs for ASEAN Regional Forum

DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun arrived in Beijing, making his way to Hanoi to attend ASEAN’s regional forum on Friday (23 July).  KCNA announced Pak’s departure and his itinerary: A DPRK delegation headed by […]

Jul, 21


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