Kim Jong-UnPYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea says it has officially named Kim Jong-Un as Supreme Commander, giving formal approval to his control of the country’s 1.2 million-strong military and further strengthening his authority in the wake of Kim Jong-Il’s death.
Kim Jong-Il’s son and successor was given the title at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said.
Kim Jong-Un “assumed supreme commandership of the Korean People’s Army” according to a will made by Kim Jong-Il on October 8, the agency said.
The top levels of government appear to have rallied around Kim Jong-Un, who is in his late 20s, in the wake of his father’s death.
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