Extra! Korea

June 3, 2009

Kim Jong-il’s successor eager to learn English, may be more difficult to negociate with than his father

Filed under: Kim Jong-il, North Korea — extrakorea @ 2:01 am

Kim Jong-il’s apparent chosen successor, this third and youngest son, Jong-un, is reportedly eager to learn English. He is also more competitive than his brother Jong-chol, and may be even more difficult to negociate with than his father.


  1. […] and his uncle. Jong-il’s youngest son and probable chosen heir, Jong-un, apparently has a similar temperament and is also very ruthless. Despite this, he’s very young and won’t have much time to get ready. He’ll […]

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  2. […] seems to be preparing for a regent role with Jong-un, and with Jong-un reportedly to have a ruthlessness similar to his father’s, then they would seem to be the faction most likely to come out on top. If not, then expect him to […]

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