North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Visits Sunch’o’n

DPRK State media reported on Tuesday September 12, 2017 that State Affairs Commission (SAC) vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) surveyed the Sunch’o’n Cement Complex. He last toured this complex on […]

Sep, 16
Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Schoolteachers

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Schoolteachers

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a September 9 concert with personnel involved in the DPRK’s sixth nuclear test DPRK state media reported on September 12 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Sep, 14

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 Strategic Force Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force, which is responsible for North Korea’s ballistic missile units, issued a statement on August 8 (Tuesday) in which it said it was “now carefully examining the operational plan for […]

Aug, 09

Joint Slogans Announced for 7th Party Congress

Ideological joint slogans of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee and the WPK Central Military Commission were published on February 17 in the run-up to the 7th Party Congress in May.  According to […]

Feb, 18

Kim Jong Un Issued Launch Order on February 6

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a joint expanded meeting of the WPK Central Committee and Korean People’s Army WPK Committee Meeting in Pyongyang during February 2 and February 3 DPRK […]

Feb, 06

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