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For two days, North Korea’s best-kept secret

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Popular News

SEOUL (Reuters) – When South Korean President Lee Myung-bak left on a state visit for Japan last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had been dead for about four hours, indicating that neither Seoul nor Tokyo — or Washington — had any inkling of his death.

North Korean state media announced Kim’s death two days later, on Monday, apparently catching governments around the world by surprise and plunging the region into uncertainty over the stability of the unpredictable state that is trying to build a nuclear arsenal.   [Read More...]


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