Skip to comments.UPDATE: Kim Jong Eun to Iran? No, Kim Yong Nam
Posted on 08/23/2012 4:45:28 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
UPDATE: Kim Jong Eun to Iran? No, Kim Yong Nam
August 22, 2012, 6:54 PM KST
By Evan Ramstad
A report that suggested North Korean dictator Kim Jong Eun might travel to Iran lit up the North Korea watch-o-sphere Wednesday.
But it appeared to be a misunderstanding over the role of Kim Yong Nam, the poor old guy who has the biggest title in the Norths government but has always been second fiddle to the leader from the family of Kim Il Sung.
The German news agency DPA, citing an Iranian news website Tabnak, got the report going around the world that Kim Jong Eun would be attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit next week in Tehran.
If true, it would mark the first overseas trip for the young Kim. And the destination would raise eyebrows, if not alarms, in the U.S. and other countries that have been trying to get Iran and North Korea to curtail their pursuit of nuclear weapons.
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