North Korea Leadership Watch

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DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement on Carrier Strike Group

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement on Carrier Strike Group

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on April 10 (Monday) commenting on the presence of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group near the Korean Peninsula.   According to KCNA, the Foreign Ministry said: […]

Apr, 11
Foreign Ministry Spox Issues Statement on Syria strike

Foreign Ministry Spox Issues Statement on Syria strike

On April 8 (Saturday) the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on the US’ April 7 air strike which described it as “an act of aggression on a sovereign state that can never be tolerated.” According […]

Apr, 09

3rd Round of UN Command-KPA Meeting Held Friday

The third colonel-level meeting between the UN Command and the Korean People’s Army occurred on Friday (30 July) in Panmunjom.  After a two hour meeting, a 4th round was scheduled for 9 August, possibly to […]

Jul, 29
Is KJI Bequeathing the Family Fortune to Jong Un?

Is KJI Bequeathing the Family Fortune to Jong Un?

According to Open Radio for North Korea and RFA, Kim Jong Il is currently in the process of transferring significant monies to his son and hereditary successor, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n; Kim Jong Eun).  […]

Jul, 29

NDC Vice Chairman Invokes “nucelar deterrence” on anniversary of Armistice

NDC Vice Chairman and Minister of the People’s Armed Forces (MPAF), VMAR Kim Yong Chun, said that the DPRK is reserving the right to “mobilize the tremendous military potential, including its nuclear deterrence for self-defense” […]

Jul, 27

NDC Threatens Invincible Spirit With “Sacred War”

The National Defense Commission targeted a bit of strategic invective against Invincible Spirit,  joint ROK-US military exercises being held in response to the March sinking of the Cheonan. The army and people of the DPRK […]

Jul, 26

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

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