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DPRK official media call Kim Jong-un supreme leader of military

(Xinhua)

11:02, December 25, 2011

Kim Jong Un (2nd R), vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), watches mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" staged to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the WPK, in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Oct. 9, 2010. (Xinhua file photo)

PYONGYANG -- The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the official news agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), called Kim Jong Un the supreme leader of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK in a report released on Saturday.

This is the first time that DPRK media called Kim Jong Un with such kind of title.

Rodong Sinmun, leading newspaper of the DPRK, issued a political essay entitled "Our Supreme Commander" on Saturday, calling Kim Jong Un "our supreme commander and our general."

According to the KCNA, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and "supreme leader of revolutionary armed forces" visited the bier of late leader Kim Jong Il once again on Saturday, expressing profound condolences over his death.

Accompanying Kim Jong Un during the visit were members of the WPK Central Military Commission and the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, major commanding officers of the Korean People's Army (KPA), staff members of the KPA Supreme Command and commanding officers of the KPA's large combined units, according to the KCNA.

The participants "expressed their resolution that the KPA would be faithful to the leadership of Kim Jong Un with armed forces and firmly guard the cause of building a socialistic country," said the report.

Kim Jong Un visited Kim Jong Il's bier on Dec. 20 and Dec. 23 respectively.

Kim Jong Il was elected the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army on Dec. 24, 1991. He passed away on train during an inspection tour on Dec. 17.

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