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North Korea: Kim Jong-un “great successor” of his father

The Central News Agency North Korea (KCNA) called Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of former leader Kim Jong-Il, “a great successor” to his father died at age 69.

Kim Jong-un is “the great successor to the revolutionary cause of Juche and outstanding leader of our party, our army and our people,” KCNA said.

Prepared by Kim Il Sung, father of Kim Jong-il and grandfather of Kim Jong-un, the doctrine of Juche based on the principle of political independence, economic self-sufficiency and military autonomy.

On October 10, 2010, Kim Jong-un has for the first time appeared in public as the official successor of his father. He had attended with him at a huge military parade in Pyongyang.

The death of North Korean leader was caused by a “myocardial infarction and severe heart attack,” according to KCNA. The funeral is scheduled Dec. 28 and funeral celebrations will be held in Pyongyang on December 29. The authorities decided not to invite foreign delegations.

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