Kim Jong-Il takes first official step to groom youngest son as successor

May 2009
East-Asia-Intel Reports;5/1/2009, p6
The article reports that steps have been taken by North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il to designate Kim Jong-Un, his youngest son to continue the communist country's dynasty by naming him to a post at the National Defense Commission (NDC). Jong-Un was named an "instructor" at the NDC days before the crucial parliamentary session in April 2009. Intelligence officials said they were still trying to confirm the report about Jong-Un's new position.


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