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