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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 05:03 AM
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North Korea names Kim Jong-un army commander
Source: BBC

North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un, has been formally named supreme commander of the country's armed forces, state media said.

Kim Jong-un, who took over after the death of his father Kim Jong-il earlier this month, was appointed at a meeting on Friday, KCNA news agency said.

The move is seen as a clear sign that the young leader is fast consolidating power over North Korea. <snip>

The appointment, which puts the young Kim in charge of the world's fourth largest army, was made in accordance with a will written by Kim Jong-il on 8 October, the news agency said.

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