Date Document Title Source Open Scroll for AGLC3 citation
1953
27 Jul 53 Armistice Agreement Multiple View
Agreement between the Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command, on the one hand, and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army and the Commander of the Chinese People's volunteers, on the other hand, concerning a military armistice in Korea, opened for signature 27 July 1953 < http://www.ourdocuments.gov/print_friendly.php?flash=true&page=transcript&doc=85&title=Transcript+of+Armistice+Agreement+for+the+Restoration+of+the+South+Korean+State+(1953)>.
1977
14 Nov 77 Safeguards Agreement for Yongbyon Research Reactor IAEA View
International Atomic Energy Agency, The text of the agreement of 20 July 1977 between the Agency and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for the application of safeguards in respect of a research reactor facility, INFCIRC/252 (14 November 1977).
1985
12 Dec 85 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (date of DPRK ratification) UN View
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, opened for signature 1 July 1968, 729 UNTS 161 (entered into force 5 March 1970).
1991
8 Aug 91 SC Res 702 UNSC View
SC Res 702, UN SCOR, 3001st mtg, UN Doc S/Res/702 (8 August 1991).
1992
20 Jan 92 ROK-DPRK Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula DPRK, ROK View
ROK-DPRK Joint Declaration of the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Republic of Korea – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (entered into force 19 February 1992).
30 Jan 92 Safeguards Agreement for Compliance with the NPT IAEA, DPRK View
International Atomic Energy Agency, Agreement of 30 January 1992 between the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, INFCIRC/403 (30 January 1992).
1993
12 Mar 93 Letter from the DPRK to the President of the UNSC

Initial NPT Withdrawal Notice

UNSC View
Pak Gil Yon, Letter dated 12 March 1993 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/25405 (12 March 1993) annex 1.
1 Apr 93 Letter from the Russian Federation, the UK, and the USA to the President of the UNSC UNSC View
Yuliy Vorontsov, Edward Walker, and David Hannay, Letter dated 1 April 1993 from the Representatives of the Russian Federation, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America addressed to the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/25515 (2 April 1993) annex 1.
8 Apr 93 Note by the President of the UNSC UNSC View
Note by the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/25562 (8 April 1993) annex 1.
12 Apr 93 Letter of 6 Apr 1993 from the IAEA DG on DPRK Compliance with the NPT UNSC, UNGA View
Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency: Compliance with Arms Limitation and Disarmament Agreements, UN Doc A/48/133 and S/25556 (12 April 1993).
11 May 93 SC Res 825 UNSC View
SC Res 825, UN SCOR, 3212nd mtg, UN Doc S/Res/825 (11 May 1993).
11 Jun 93 US-DPRK Joint Statement

First Joint Statement

USSD View
US Department of State, ‘Joint Statement Following U.S.-North Korea Meeting’ (14 June 1993) 4(24) US Department of State Dispatch .
1994
21 Oct 94 Agreed Framework of 21 October 1994 between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The Agreed Framework

DPRK, US View
Agreed Framework between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (21 October 1994) Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation .
21 Oct 94 Agreed Framework of 21 October 1994 between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

IAEA copy of the Agreed Framework

DPRK, US View
International Atomic Energy Agency, Agreed Framework of 21 October 1994 between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, INFCIRC/457 (2 November 1994).
2002
16 Oct 02 Arms Control Association Report ‘DPRK Admits to Secret Nuclear Weapons Programme’

Not a primary resource, but contains details of DPRK admission of pusing a clandestine nuclear weapons programme

Arms Control Association View
Paul Kerr, ‘North Korea admits secret nuclear weapons program’, Arms Control Wonk (16 October 2002) .
16 Oct 02 USSD Press Release ‘North Korean Nuclear Programme’ USSD View
Richard Boucher, ‘North Korean Nuclear Program’ (Press Statement, 16 October 2002) .
17 Oct 02 DPRK signals new openness at energy confidential Wikileaks View
US Embassy Rome, North Koreans signal new openness at energy confidential (17 October 2002) .
27 Oct 02 KCNA Report ‘Minju Josun on best settlement of nuclear issue’ KCNA View
Minju Joson, ‘Minju Joson (organ of the DPRK government) on best settlement of nuclear issue’, Korean Central News Agency (online), 27 October 2002 .
14 Nov 02 KEDO Scrapping of oil deliveries to the DPRK KEDO View
Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation, ‘KEDO Executive Board Meeting Concludes’ (Statement, 14 November 2002) .
3 Dec 02 World Food Programme launches DPRK emergency operation Wikileaks View
US Embassy Rome, WFP launches North Korea emergency operation for 2003 (3 December 2002) .
2003
6 Jan 03 Resolution by the IAEA Board regarding the Report by the IAEA DG on the Implementation of Safeguards IAEA View
International Atomic Energy Agency, Resolution on the Report by the Director General on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement between the Agency and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, GOV/2003/3 (6 January 2003) .
10 Jan 03 James Kelly discusses the DPRK with Chinese Ambassador Wikileaks View
US Secretary of State, A/S Kelly discusses Korea, bilateral relations with PRC Ambassador Yang Jiechi (10 January 2003) .
10 Jan 03 Letter from the DPRK to the President of the UNSC

Final NPT Withdrawal Notice

UNSC View
Pak Gil Yon, Letter dated 24 January 2003 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/2003/91 (27 January 2003).
DPRK withdraws from NPT, 11 January 2003
22 Jan 03 KCNA Detailed Report on Withdrawal from NPT KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘KCNA detailed report on circumstances of DPRK's withdrawal from NPT’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 22 January 2003 .
13 May 03 KCNA Report ‘US to blame for derailing process of denuclearisation on Korean Peninsula’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘US to blame for derailing process of denuclearisation on Korean Peninsula’, Korean Central News Agency (online), 13 May 2003 .
30 Aug 03 KCNA Report ‘Keynote speeches made at 6-Party Talks’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Keynote speeches made at Six-Way talks’, Korean Central News Agency (online), 30 August 2003 .
2004
28 Apr 04 SC Res 1540 UNSC View
SC Res 1540, UN SCOR, 4956th mtg, UN Doc S/Res/1540 (2004) (28 April 2004).
2005
15 Sep 05 US Treasury Press Release concerning Banco Delta Asia USTD View
US Treasury Department, ‘Treasury Designates Banco Delta Asia as Primary Money Laundering Concern under USA PATRIOT Act’ (Press Release, 15 September 2005) .
19 Sep 05 Joint Statement of the 4th Round of the 6 Party Talks

The Second Joint Statement

6 Party Talks View
Six-Party Talks, ‘Joint Statement of the Fourth Round of the Six-Party Talks’ (Joint Statement, 19 September 2005) .
2006
4 Jul 06 Letter from Japan to the President of the UNSC UNSC View
Kenzo Oshima, Letter dated 4 July 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/2006/481 (5 July 2006).
15 Jul 06 SC Res 1695

On the testing of ballistic missiles

UNSC View
SC Res 1695, UN SCOR, 5490th mtg, UN Doc S/Res/1695 (2006) (15 July 2006).
18 Jul 06 KCNA Report ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry Refutes "Resolution of UN Security Council"’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry Refutes "Resolution of UN Security Council"’, Korean Central News Agency (online), 18 July 2006 .
3 Oct 06 KCNA Report ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry Clarifies Stand on New Measure to Bolster War Deterrent’

DPRK threatens nuclear test

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry Clarifies Stand on New Measure to Bolster War Deterrent’, Korean Central News Agency (online), 3 October 2006 .
6 Oct 06 Statement by the President of the UNSC Urging the DPRK not to conduct a nuclear test UNSC View
Statement by the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/PRST/2006/41 (6 October 2006).
First nuclear test, 9 October 2006 at 05:00:07 UTC
9 Oct 06 KCNA Report ‘DPRK successfully conducts underground nuclear test’

Official confirmation of nuclear test

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK successfully conducts underground nuclear test’, Korean Central News Agency (online), 9 October 2006 .
14 Oct 06 SC Res 1718

Containing sanctions

UNSC View
SC Res 1718, UN SCOR, 5551st mtg, UN Doc S/Res/1718 (2006) (14 October 2006).
2007
13 Feb 07 Initial Actions for the Implementation of the Joint Statement 6 Party Talks View
Six-Party Talks, ‘Initial Actions for the Implementation of the Joint Statement’ (Joint Statement, 13 February 2007).
4 Mar 07 Director of National Intelligence Press Release ‘Statement by Joseph de Trani, North Korean Mission Manager’ US Director of National Intelligence View
Joseph DeTrani, ‘Statement by Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, North Korea Mission Manager’ (News Release, 4 March 2007) .
14 Dec 07 Discussions on US-ROK issues Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, Foreign Minister and Ambassador discuss handling of US-ROK issues during end of ROH Administration (14 December 2007) .
2008
27 Jun 08 USSD Press Release concerning the destuction of the Yongbyon Cooling Tower USSD View
Condoleezza Rice, ‘Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura’ (Press Release, 27 June 2008) .
18 Aug 08 KCNA Report ‘KCNA Slams US Provocative Act to scuttle denuclearisation process’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘KCNA Slams U.S. Provocative Act to Scuttle Denuclearization Process of Korean Peninsula’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 18 August 2008) .
27 Aug 08 KCNA Report ‘Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman on DPRK’s decision to suspend activities to disable nuclear facilities’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Foreign Ministry's Spokesman on DPRK's Decision to Suspend Activities to Disable Nuclear Facilities’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 27 August 2008 .
11 Oct 08 USSD Briefing ‘Briefing on North Korea’

DPRK removed from State Sponsors of Terrorism list

USSD View
Sean McCormack, ‘Briefing on North Korea With Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks Ambassador Sung Kim, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Sean McCormack, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation Paula DeSutter, and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Patricia McNerney’ (Special Briefing, 11 October 2008) .
11 Oct 08 USSD Fact Sheet ‘Existing Sanctions and Reporting Provisions Related to the DPRK’ USSD View
Office of Sean McCormack, ‘Existing Sanctions and Reporting Provisions Related to North Korea’ (Fact Sheet Accompanying Briefing, 11 October 2008) .
13 Oct 08 KCNA Report ‘Foreign Ministry Spokesman on DPRK’s Will to Cooperate in Verification of Objects of Nuclear Disablement

DPRK resumes shutting down nuclear facilities

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Foreign Ministry Spokesman on DPRK's Will to Cooperate in Verification of Objects of Nuclear Disablement’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 13 October 2008 .
2009
5 Apr 09 KCNA Report ‘DPRK’s successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong-2’

Unha-2 rocket launch

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘KCNA on DPRK's Successful Launch of Satellite Kwangmyongsong-2’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 5 April 2009 .
13 Apr 09 Statement by the President of the Security Council UNSC View
Statement by the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/PRST/2009/7 (13 April 2009).
DPRK withdraws from Six Party Talks, 14 April 2009
14 Apr 09 KCNA Report 'DPRK Foreign Ministry Vehemently Refutes UNSC's "Presidential Statement"'

Official confirmation of DPRK withdrawing from Six Party Talks

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, 'DPRK Foreign Ministry Vehemently Refutes UNSC's "Presidential Statement"', Korean Central News Agency (online) 14 April 2009 .
24 Apr 09 Report of Sanctions Committee

Detailing organisations to be sanctioned

UNSC View
Baki İlkin, Letter dated 24 April 2009 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) addressed to the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/2009/222 (24 April 2009).
29 Apr 09 KCNA Report ‘UNSC urged to retract anti-DPRK steps’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘UNSC Urged to Retract Anti-DPRK Steps’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 29 April 2009 .
Second nuclear test, 25 May 2009 at 00:54:43 UTC
25 May 09 KCNA Report ‘One More Successful Underground Nuclear Test’

Official confirmation of nuclear test

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘KCNA Report on One More Successful Underground Nuclear Test’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 25 May 2009 .
8 Jun 09 Chinese Ambassador on key foreign policy issues Wikileaks View
US Embassy Astana, Kazakhstan: Chinese Ambassador comments on key foreign policy issues (8 June 2009)  .
12 Jun 09 SC Res 1874 UNSC View
SC Res 1874, UN SCOR, 6241st mtg, UN Doc S/Res/1874 (2009) (12 June 2009).
13 Jun 09 KCNA Report ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry declares strong countermeasures against UNSC Res 1874’

Threatens to weaponise plutonium

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry Declares Strong Counter-Measures against UNSC's "Resolution 1874"’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 13 June 2009 .
6 Aug 09 Seoul Press Bulletin Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, Seoul – Press Bulletin (6 August 2009) .
12 Nov 09 Seoul Press Bulletin Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, Seoul – Press Bulletin (12 November 2009) .
2010
7 Jan 10 Seoul Press Bulletin Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, Seoul – Press Bulletin (7 January 2010) .
10 Feb 10 Food Shortages, Currency Chaos Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, Danish Embassy on Food Shortages, Currency Chaos on Pyongyang (10 February 2010) .
12 Feb 10 PRC-DPRK Border (Currency Reform)

DPRK has little fats, oils, proteins, fruits and vegetables

Wikileaks View
US Embassy Shenyang, PRC-DPRK Border: Currency Reform Updates (12 February 2010) .
12 Feb 10 PRC-DPRK Border Wikileaks View
US Embassy Shenyang, PRC-DPRK Border: Amcit crosses, trade push, border smuggling, regional growth (12 February 2010) .
18 Feb 10 A/S Campbell discusses DPRK future with experts Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, A/S Campbell discusses DPRK future with experts (18 February 2010) .
22 Feb 10 A/S Campbell’s February 3 meeting with [ROK] NSA Kim Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, A/S Campbell’s February 3 meeting with NSA Kim (22 February 2010) .
22 Feb 10 VFM Chun Young-Woo on Sino-North Korean Relations Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, VFM Chun Young-Woo on Sino-North Korean Relations (22 February 2010) .
22 Feb 10 VFM Chun warns that ROK-US civilian nuclear cooperation agreement renegotiation could become “defining” issue in bilateral relations Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, VFM Chun warns that ROK-US civilian nuclear cooperation agreement renegotiation could become “defining” issue in bilateral relations (22 February 2010) .
24 Feb 10 DPRK Human Rights Bill symbolic but unlikely to become law, say national assembly contacts Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, DPRK Human Rights Bill symbolic but unlikely to become law, say national assembly contacts (24 February 2010) .
24 Feb 10 US-Russia Joint Threat Assessment Talks Wikileaks View
US Secretary of State, US-Russia Joint Threat Assessment Talks (24 February 2010) .
25 Feb 10 DPRK Economic Briefing, Feb 2010 Wikileaks View
US Embassy Seoul, North Korea Economic Briefing (25 February 2010) .
25 Feb 10 Improving the UN’s response to the DPRK Wikileaks View
US Mission to UN New York, DPRK: Improving the UN’s Response to DPRK Sanctions Violations (25 February 2010) .
25 Feb 10 South Africa reports DPRK violates sanctions Wikileaks View
US Mission to UN New York, DPRK: South Africa reports sanctions violation (25 February 2010) .
Sinking of the Cheonan, 26 March 2010
8 April 10 KCNA Report ‘South Side Assets in Mt. Kumgang to Be Frozen’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘South Side Assets in Mt. Kumgang to Be Frozen’, Korean Central News Agency (online), 8 April 2010 .
20 May 10 ROK Report ‘Investigation Result on the Sinking of the ROK’s Cheonan’ ROK Ministry of National Defence View
Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group, ‘Investigation Result on the Sinking of ROK’s ‘Cheonan’’ (Statement, 20 May 2010) .
28 May 10 KCNA Report ‘NDC holds press conference on Cheonan Sinking’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘NDC holds press conference on “Cheonan” sinking’, Korean Central News Agency (online), 28 May 2010 .
4 Jun 10 Investigation result on the sinking of Republic of Korea ship Cheonan UNSC View
Park In-Kook, Letter dated 4 June 2010 from the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/2010/281 (4 June 2010).
7 Jun 10 SC Res 1928 UNSC View
SC Res 1928, UN SCOR, 6333rd mtg, UN Doc S/Res/1928 (2010) (7 June 2010).
15 Jun 10 UN Press Conference on Situation in Korean Peninsula UN View
United Nations Department of Public Information, ‘Press Conference on Situation in Korean Peninsula’ (Press Conference, 15 June 2010) .
Shelling of Yeonpyeong Islet, 23 November 2010
24 Nov 10 KCNA Report ‘Statement released by Spokesman of DPRK Foreign Ministry’

Relating to shelling of Yeonpyeong

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Statement Released by Spokesman of DPRK Foreign Ministry’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 24 November 2010 .
9 Dec 10 KCNA Report ‘CPRK Secretariat on Truth of Yonphyong Island Shelling Incident’

DPRK alleges Yeonpyeong is inside DPRK waters, and fortified

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘CPRK Secretariat on Truth of Yonphyong Island Shelling Incident’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 9 December 2010 .
2011
6 Jun 11 KCNA Report ‘DPRK decides to set up economic zone’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Decides to set up Hyanggumphyong and Wihwa Island Economic Zone’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 6 June 2011 .
10 Jun 11 SC Res 1985 UNSC View
SC Res 1985, UN SCOR, 6553rd mtg, UN Doc S/Res/1985 (2011) (10 June 2011).
22 Aug 11 KCNA Report ‘DPRK Side takes steps for legally disposing of properties of south side in Mt Kumgang Resort’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Side Takes Steps for Legally Disposing of Properties of South Side in Mt. Kumgang Resort’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 22 August 2011 .
2 Sep 11 Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea IAEA View
International Atomic Energy Agency, Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, GOV/2011/53-GC(55)/24 (2 September 2011).
Death of Kim Jong-Il, 17 December 2011
19 Dec 11 KCNA Report ‘Kim Jong Il Passes Away (Urgent)’

Official confirmation of Kim Jong-Il's death

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Kim Jong Il Passes Away (Urgent)’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 19 December 2011 .
Kim Jong-Un becomes Supreme Commander of Korean People's Army, 31 December 2011
31 Dec 11 KCNA Report ‘Kim Jong Un Assumes Supreme Commander’

Official confirmation of Kim Jong-Un becoming Supreme Commander

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Kim Jong Un Assumes Supreme Commander’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 31 December 2011 .
2012
29 Feb 12 KCNA Report ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Result of DPRK-U.S. Talks’

US agrees to 240,000 tonnes of food aid, DPRK agrees on moratorium on nuclear tests, missile launches, enrichment at Nyongbyon and IAEA monitoring of enrichment suspension.

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Result of DPRK-U.S. Talks’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 29 February 2012 .
5 Apr 12 KCNA Report ‘Interception of Satellite Would Be Regarded as Act of War: CPRK Spokesman’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Interception of Satellite Would Be Regarded as Act of War: CPRK Spokesman’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 5 April 2012 .
8 Apr 12 KCNA Report ‘Foreign Media Persons and Experts on Space Science and Technology Visit Sohae Satellite Launching Station’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Foreign Media Persons and Experts on Space Science and Technology Visit Sohae Satellite Launching Station’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 8 April 2012 .
Kim Jong-Un becomes First Secretary of the Worker's Party of Korea, 11 April 2012
11 Apr 12 KCNA Report ‘WPK Conference Elects Kim Jong Un as First Secretary of WPK’

Official confirmation of Kim Jong-Un becoming First Secretary of the WPK

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘WPK Conference Elects Kim Jong Un as First Secretary of WPK’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 11 April 2012 .
First rocket test, 13 April 2012 at 10:38:55 UTC
13 Apr 12 KCNA Report ‘DPRK’s Satellite Fails to Enter Its Orbit’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK’s Satellite Fails to Enter Its Orbit’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 13 April 2012 < http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2012/201204/news13/20120413-41ee.html>.
13 Apr 12 UN SG Statement ‘Following Rocket Launch Failure, Secretary-General Urges Democratic People’s Republic of Korea To Avoid Further ‘Provocative Actions’’ UNSG View
Spokesperson for Ban Ki-moon, Following Rocket Launch Failure, Secretary-General Urges Democratic People’s Republic of Korea To Avoid Further ‘Provocative Actions’, UN Doc SG/SM/14228 (13 April 2012).
16 Apr 12 Statement by the President of the UNSC on DPRK Satellite Launch UNSC View
Statement by the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/PRST/2012/13 (16 April 2012).
17 Apr 12 KCNA Report ‘DPRK Rejects UNSC's Act to Violate DPRK's Legitimate Right to Launch Satellite’

Incorporating Foreign Ministry Statement aimed at the UN and US. Considers agreement of 29 Feb 12 as no longer binding.

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Rejects UNSC's Act to Violate DPRK's Legitimate Right to Launch Satellite’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 17 April 2012 .
19 Apr 12 Letter dated 17 April 12 from the DPRK to President of UNSC UNSC View
Sin Son Ho, Letter dated 19 April 2012 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/2012/239 (19 April 2012).
1 Dec 12 KCNA Report ‘DPRK to launch Working Satellite’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK To Launch Working Satellite’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 1 December 2012 < http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2012/201212/news01/20121201-28ee.html>.
8 Dec 12 KCNA Report ‘KCST Spokesman on Launching Time of Satellite’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘KCST Spokesman on Launching Time of Satellite’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 8 December 2012 < http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2012/201212/news08/20121208-23ee.html>.
10 Dec 12 KCNA Report ‘DPRK To Extend Satellite Launch Period’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK To Extend Satellite Launch Period’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 10 December 2012 .
Second rocket test, 12 December 2012
12 Dec 12 KCNA Report ‘DPRK Succeeds in Satellite Launch’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Succeeds in Satellite Launch’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 12 December 2012 .
2013
22 Jan 13 SC Res 2087 UNSC View
SC Res 2087, UN SCOR, 6904th mtg, UN Doc S/Res/2087 (2013) (22 January 2013).
24 Jan 13 KCNA Report ‘DPRK NDC Vows to Launch All-Out Action to Defend Sovereignty of Country’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK NDC Vows to Launch All-Out Action to Defend Sovereignty of Country’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 24 January 2013 .
Third nuclear test, 12 February 2013 at 02:57:51 UTC
12 Feb 13 KCNA Report ‘KCNA Report on Successful 3rd Underground Nuclear Test’

Official confirmation of nuclear test

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘KCNA Report on Successful 3rd Underground Nuclear Test’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 12 February 2013 .
12 Feb 13 KCNA Report ‘Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Urges U.S. to Choose between Two Options’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Urges U.S. to Choose between Two Options’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 12 February 2013 .
5 Mar 13 KCNA Report ‘Spokesman for Supreme Command of KPA Clarifies Important Measures to Be Taken by It’

1953 Armistice Agreement is nullified from 11 March 2013

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Spokesman for Supreme Command of KPA Clarifies Important Measures to Be Taken by It’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 5 March 2013 .
6 Mar 13 KCNA Report ‘DPRK People Hail Statement of KPA Supreme Command Spokesman’ KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK People Hail Statement of KPA Supreme Command Spokesman’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 6 March 2013 .
7 Mar 13 KCNA Report ‘Second Korean War Is Unavoidable: DPRK FM Spokesman’

Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike a Possibility

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘Second Korean War Is Unavoidable: DPRK FM Spokesman’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 7 March 2013 .
7 Mar 13 SC Res 2094 UNSC View
SC Res 2094, UN SCOR, UN Doc S/Res/2094 (2013) (7 March 2013).
8 Mar 13 PRC Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on the Security Council's Adoption of a Resolution on the DPRK's Nuclear Test PRCFM View
Qin Gang, ‘Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on the Security Council's Adoption of a Resolution on the DPRK's Nuclear Test’ (Press Statement, 9 March 2013) .
9 Mar 13 KCNA Report 'DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Slams UNSC's Additional "Resolution on Sanctions" against DPRK' KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Slams UNSC's Additional "Resolution on Sanctions" against DPRK’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 9 March 2013 .
11 Mar 13 Letter dated 9 March 2013 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council

UNSC copy of 9 March KCNA report carrying the FM Spokesman's statement

UNSC View
Sin Son Ho, Letter dated 9 March 2013 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council, UN Doc S/2013/141 (11 March 2013).
14 Mar 13 KCNA Report 'FM Spokesman Hits Out at US for Contending AA Can't Be Dissolved Unilaterally' KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘FM Spokesman Hits Out at US for Contending AA Can't Be Dissolved Unilaterally’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 14 March 2013 .
14 Mar 13 KCNA Report 'FM Spokesman Slams UN Secretary General' KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘FM Spokesman Slams UN Secretary General’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 14 March 2013 .
30 Mar 13 KCNA Report 'North-South Relations Have Been Put at State of War: Special Statement of DPRK'

DPRK declares all north-south issues will be dealt with according to wartime regulations; and any provocation on the DMZ or the 5 islands in the West Sea of Korea will lead to nuclear war

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘North-South Relations Have Been Put at State of War: Special Statement of DPRK’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 30 March 2013 .
2 Apr 13 KCNA Report 'DPRK to Adjust Uses of Existing Nuclear Facilities'

Yongbyon to be restarted

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK to Adjust Uses of Existing Nuclear Facilities’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 2 April 2013 .
18 Apr 13 KCNA Report 'DPRK NDC Policy Department Issues Statement'

DPRK issues conditions for dialogue

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK NDC Policy Department Issues Statement’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 18 April 2013 .
6 Jun 13 KCNA Report 'CPRK Special Statement Proposes Talks between Authorities of North, South'

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘CPRK Special Statement Proposes Talks between Authorities of North, South’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 6 Jun 2013 .
7 Jun 13 KCNA Report 'CPRK Spokesman Proposes Working Contact to South Side'

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘CPRK Spokesman Proposes Working Contact to South Side’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 7 Jun 2013 .
16 Jun 13 KCNA Report 'DPRK Proposes Official Talks with U.S.'

KCNA View
Korean Central News Agency, ‘DPRK Proposes Official Talks with U.S.’, Korean Central News Agency (online) 16 Jun 2013 .
Curated by Cale Davis [contact[at symbol]caledavis[full stop]com]. Created October 2011, last updated 19 June 2013.