North Korea commemorates two-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

North Korea commemorates two-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

Dec. 17 (UPI) --Today is the second anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death, and North Koreans marked the occasion by swearing allegiance to his son and their current leader, Kim Jong Un.
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North Koreans pledge loyalty to leader days after uncle's execution

North Koreans pledge loyalty to leader days after uncle's execution

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- North Koreans marked the second anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death and vowed to follow his son, Kim Jong Un, at a ceremony held Tuesday in a Pyongyang stadium.

Promotion of generals may signal changes in North Korean military

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- North Korea's armed forces minister has been promoted to full general, possibly signaling a change at the top levels of the country's military, officials say.

North Korea strengthens leadership rhetoric

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- North Korea redrafted state rhetoric in an effort to strengthen the position of the nation's young leader, a Korean expert said from Seoul.

North Korean delegate to visit Iran

TEHRAN, July 26 (UPI) -- The Iranian government said Friday it expected the president of the North Korean parliament to attend the August inauguration of President-elect Hassan Rouhani.

Japanese official meets North Korean officials

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 17 (UPI) -- Japanese official Isao Iijima, who made a surprise visit to North Korea this week, met with that country's No. 2 leader, the North's official media said.
United stance needed for Korean tensions

United stance needed for Korean tensions

SEOUL, May 6 (UPI) -- South Korean and U.S. leaders should have a united position to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula, analysts say.

S. Korea warns N. Korea

SEOUL, March 6 (UPI) -- The South Korean military may target North Korea's top leadership if attacked by the Communist country, a military source told the Chosun Ilbo.

Seoul: President-elect fills cabinet posts

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye Saturday announced some of her new cabinet ministers and wished her countrymen a happy new year.

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N. Korea commemorates Kim Jong Il's death

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- North Korea held a mass rally Sunday to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il, officials said.

N. Korea alleges 'madcap' conspiracy

SEOUL, April 24 (UPI) -- North Korea's defense chief Sunday said in Pyongyang he's aware of a South Korean and U.S. plot to attack and vowed pre-emptive measures.

Bank of Korea arranges currency swap

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Bank of Korea said Thursday it would receive $4 billion through a U.S. Federal Reserve currency swap to shore up the won.

N. Koreans deny leader is ill

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has suffered a stroke but is recovering, a South Korean lawmaker quoted the country's intelligence agency as saying Wednesday.

Deep-cover North Korean spies in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The arrest in South Korea of a North Korean spy disguised as a refugee highlights Pyongyang's never-ending espionage activities, despite Seoul's decade-long reconciliation efforts, Seoul officials said Thursday.
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Kim Yong
Tastuya Tanaka (L) of Urawa Reds, Japan and Kim Yong Chul (R) of Seongnam Ilhwa, Korea, battle for the ball in the first half during the semi final of the of the Asia Champions League at the Saitama studium, Japan on October 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)

Kim Yong-Chun (born 1936) is a leader of the North Korean military. He holds the North Korean military rank Chasu, is Vice Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, and is chief of the general staff of the Korean People's Army.

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