North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Torchlight Parade Held

A torchlight parade and fireworks display by elite members of the Youth League was held during the evening of September 10 (Monday) to mark the 70th birthday of the DPRK. Coming out to the platform […]

Sep, 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 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

Ri Su Yong Meets Song Tao

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and WPK International Affairs Department [IAD] Director Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) met with Song Tao, Director of the Communist Party of China [CPC] International Liaison Department Director […]

Apr, 16

SPA Will Meet on April 11

The Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] will gather in Pyongyang on April 11, according to a decree released by the SPA Presidium (standing committee) on March 15 (Thursday).  This meeting will be the sixth session of […]

Mar, 22

Ri Yong Ho Sends Letter to UNSG

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho [Ri Yo’ng-ho] sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres on January 31.  The letter said:   I address this letter to you with respect […]

Feb, 04

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

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