North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Meets with Song Tao

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a meeting of the WPK Political Bureau on April 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with Communist Party of China International Liaison Department Director Song […]

Apr, 16

DPRK-Russia Intergovernmental Committee Meets

The DPRK-Russia Intergovernment Committee for cooperation in trade, economic, science and technology occurred at a conference room in the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang during March 20 (Tuesday) and March 21 (Wednesday).  The […]

Mar, 22

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


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