North Korea leader Kim Jong II appoints youngest son as general | Mail Online


North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Il made his elusive youngest son a four-star general this morning in a major promotion confirming he is slated to become the country’s next leader.

The announcement appeared in state media hours before a historic Workers’ Party meeting.

Kim, 68 and apparently in deteriorating health, is expected to grant son Kim Jong Un and other family members top posts in plans to take the communist dynasty into a third generation.

The North Korean capital was in a festive mood, with banners and placards celebrating the meeting, the communist country’s biggest political gathering in 30 years.

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