All About North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

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Who is the Kim Jong Un


Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his third wife Ko Yong-hui, was born in 1983 or 1984. He is the son of Kim Jong-Il and the grandson of Kim Il Sung, founder of the Democratic People Republic of Korea, the official name of the North Korean communist state.

Family life


On 25 July 2012, North Korean state media reported for the first time that Kim Jong-un is married to Ri Sol-ju

Early Life


Kim Jong-un's mother was opera singer Ko Young-hee, who had two other children and is thought to have campaigned for Kim Jong-un to be his father's successor before her death in 2004. Kim Jong-il reportedly took a liking to Kim Jong-un, noting that he saw in the youth a temperament similar to himself. It is also thought that Kim Jong-un may have been educated abroad in Switzerland before attending the Kim Il-sung Military University

Ruler of North Korea


Following his father's death, Kim Jong-un was hailed as the great successor to the revolutionary cause of Juche outstanding leader of the party army and people "respected comrade who is identical to Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il and was made chairman of the Kim Jong-il funeral committee. The Korean Central News Agency described Kim Jong-un as "a great person born of heaven" a propaganda term only his father and grandfather had enjoyed. the ruling Workers' Party said in an editorial, "We vow with bleeding tears to call Kim Jong-un our supreme commander, our leader.

Kim jong un made his first public speech as North Korea marked the 100th anniversary of the birthday of founder Kim Il-sung on 15 April 2012, praising the military first doctrine and vowing the time his nation could be threatened was "forever over.


In 2009Kim was appointed to the state s National Defense Commission. The next year, he was promoted to the rank of four-star general and was named vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea and of the Central Military Commission. When Kim Jong-Il died in December 2011, Kim Jong-Un was placed at the head of the party, the state and the army within a matter of weeks

Kim Jong-un's eldest half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, had been the favorite to succeed, but reportedly fell out of favor after 2001, when he was caught attempting to enter Japan on a fake passport to visit Tokyo Disneyland. Kim Jong-nam was killed in Malaysia in 2017 by suspected North Korean agents


On 17 December 2011, Kim Jong-il died. Despite the elder Kim's plans, it was not immediately clear after his death whether Jong-un would in fact take full power, and what his exact role in a new government would be. Some analysts had predicted that when Kim Jong-il died, Jang Song-thaek would act as regent, as Jong-un was too inexperienced to immediately lead the country

Nuclear weapons:

Under Kim Jong-un, North Korea has continued to develop nuclear weapons. At a plenary meeting of the WPK Central Committee held on 31 March 2013, Kim Jong-un announced that North Korea will adopt a new strategic line on carrying out economic construction and building nuclear armed forces simultaneously

Weapons Testing


Under Kim Jong-un authority, North Korea continued its weapons testing programs. Though agreeing in February 2012 to halt nuclear testing and to on long-range missile launching in April 2012 the country launched a satellite that failed shortly after takeoff. Then in December of the same year, the government launched a long-range rocket that put a satellite in orbit. The U.S. government believed that these launches were meant to cover up work and testing on ballistic missile technology

In February 2013, North Korea held its third underground nuclear test. The act was roundly condemned by the international community,

In February 2017, North Korea launched what its state media described as a medium long-range ballistic missile, with Kim said to be present at the site to supervise.
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