North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

KPA General Staff Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on August 8 (Tuesday) responding, primarily, to recent UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea’s recent missile tests and the recent public commentary of senior […]

Aug, 09
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
NADA Releases Report on Feb. 7 Space Launch

NADA Releases Report on Feb. 7 Space Launch

DPRK state media released a report from the DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration on February 7 (Sunday) in connection to its launch of a long-range rocket.  According to KCNA the report said: Scientists and technicians […]

Feb, 06

DPRK Media Reports on FMD

The DPRK media externally reported the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] in the country on 10 February [Thursday].  KCNA reported that the first case was found in Rihyon-ri in Pyongyang.    ROK media reported on the […]

Feb, 15
4th UN Command-KPA Meeting

4th UN Command-KPA Meeting

The 4th round of colonel-level talks at Panmunjom between the UN Command and the KPA concluded.  A 5th round of of these working-level field grade talks was deemed necessary before general-level talks are convened. Officials […]

Aug, 10

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