Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad welcomes Kim Yong-nam, North Korea's No. 2 leader, during official welcome ceremony on September 1,2012. Kim Yong-nam was attending the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran,Iran. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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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