Don’t expect us to change, North Korea tells worldDecember 30th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has said the international community should not “expect any change” in its policies after the death of leader Kim Jong-il.
“We declare solemnly and confidently that the foolish politicians around the world, including the puppet group in South Korea, should not expect any change from us,” state media said in a statement attributed to the National Defense Commission.
It also said that the country would never deal with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who has linked aid to denuclearization.
Six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program - involving the two Koreas, China, the US, Russia and Japan - are currently stalled.
The isolated east Asian state has seen two days of mourning for Kim Jong-il, who had ruled North Korea since 1994. He died Dec 17 of a heart attack, state media said.
His son, Kim Jong-un, has since been named “supreme leader of the party, state and army”.
Little is known about Kim Jong-un, except that he is in his late twenties and has had some schooling in Switzerland.
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