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    North Korea Officially Confirms Crown Prince Kim Jong Un As The Next Supreme Leader

    NKorean official confirms Kim Jong Un as leader

    In this undated file photo released Oct. 6, 2010 by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's son Kim Jong Un, front row center, poses with Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho, front row far right, Defense Chief Kim Yong Chun, front row second from right, and North Korean soldiers who participated in a coordinated drill of a military unit of the Korean People's Army.
    (Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service/AP Photo)

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — A top North Korean official confirmed Friday to broadcaster APTN that Kim Jong Il's youngest son will succeed him as the next leader of the reclusive communist nation.

    In the first public confirmation of the succession plan, Yang Hyong Sop, a top official in North Korea's ruling party, referred to Kim Jong Un as "the young general" during an exclusive interview with APTN. Yang said the nation's people were honored to serve him as their leader.

    He would be the third successive generation of his family to lead of the nation of 24 million. His grandfather, Kim Il Sung, founded the nation in 1948 on policy of self-reliance called "juche" and built a cult of personality around him and his son, Kim Jong Il.

    "Our people take pride in the fact that they are blessed with great leaders from generation to generation," Yang said.

    "Our people are honored to serve the great President Kim Il Sung and the great leader Kim Jong Il," he added. "Now we also have the honor of serving young Gen. Kim Jong Un."

    Yang is a member of the political bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and vice president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, which is the country's parliament.

    Kim Jong Un had been virtually unknown outside North Korea before he made his public debut last week, when he was promoted to four-star general and vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea's central military commission. That backed up analyst speculation that he had been chosen to succeed his ailing father as eventual ruler of the impoverished authoritarian regime, which pursues active nuclear and missile programs.

    The world got its first real glimpse of Kim Jong Un last week when his photo was published in state media and he was shown on television at a Workers' Party convention, the country's most significant political gathering in 30 years. Yang's comments are the first public confirmation that Kim Jong Un will eventually take over as leader.

    Kim Jong Il took over as leader after his father died in 1994 in what was the communist world's first hereditary transfer of power.

    Yang's comments came two days before North Korea celebrates the 65th anniversary of its communist Workers' Party.

    Workers were preparing Pyongyang's central Kim Il Sung Square, the expected venue for Sunday's festivities, APTN footage showed. Red flags proclaiming the anniversary were visible in the city.

    "What I can tell you is that comrade Kim Jong Il and comrade Kim Jong Un will lead us to victory with their wise guidance, and our people are well aware of the significance of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea," Yang said.

    Source: The Associated Press: NKorean official confirms Kim Jong Un as leader
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    Newbie of Now and Forever wwenze's Avatar
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    Son succeeds father, now where have I heard this b4...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwenze View Post
    Son succeeds father, now where have I heard this b4...
    I believe many times in ancient china, and rarely in modern times.
    It is better to remain silent and be taken as a fool, than to speak and prove your ignorance beyond doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwenze View Post
    Son succeeds father, now where have I heard this b4...

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    more good year ahead for them
    Nothing In Here...

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    nothing wrong what.
    as long as the people are HAPPY.

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    how come look so diff from teenage pics~?

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    it's a given leh, what "Breaking News"?
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