Kim Jong-Il - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

Kim Jong-Il

Latest Stories

korea_7216

korea_7216

In this undated photo released on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il wearing sunglasses at center front and his third son Kim Jong Un wearing black suit, standing third from Kim Jong Il's left, pose with North Korean soldiers who participated in a coordinated drill of a military unit of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea's heir apparent observed military drills with his father, according to a state media report Tuesday, heralding a growing public profile for Kim Jong Un as he takes on a more prominent role in the reclusive nation. Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho stands at first from Kim Jong Il's left and Defense Chief Kim Yong Chun stands at second from Kim Jong Il's left. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

korea_7215

korea_7215

In this undated photo released on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il wearing sunglasses at center front and his third son Kim Jong Un wearing black suit, standing third from Kim Jong Il's left, pose with North Korean soldiers who participated in a coordinated drill of a military unit of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea's heir apparent observed military drills with his father, according to a state media report Tuesday, heralding a growing public profile for Kim Jong Un as he takes on a more prominent role in the reclusive nation. Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho stands at first from Kim Jong Il's left and Defense Chief Kim Yong Chun stands at second from Kim Jong Il's left. Kim Jong Il's younger sister, Kim Kyong Hui, a general in the Korean People's Army, stands at 4th right in front, and her husband Jang Song Thaek stands at right in front. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

South Korea North Kor_Thir.jpg

South Korea North Kor_Thir.jpg

In this Oct. 1, 2010, file photo, a South Korean worker watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's third son Kim Jong-un as she waits to head to the North Korean city of Kaesong at the customs, immigration and quarantine office for North Korea near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

20100930-185048-pic-76654485.jpg

20100930-185048-pic-76654485.jpg

A man believed to be Kim Jong-un, heir apparent to North Korea's ailing Kim Jong-il, among party leaders is said to confirm the young man's status as successor. (Associated Press via Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service)

korea_6891

korea_6891

South Koreans watch a TV news program showing a picture of a man believed to be Kim Jong Un, the third son of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

korea_6890

korea_6890

In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, delegates, including Kim Jong Un, front row right, the youngest son and heir apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, clap hands during the ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

korea_6889

korea_6889

In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, center, arrives at North Korean ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting as North's No. 2 official Kim Yong Nam, left, and other participants applaud during the biggest political gathering in 30 years to elect new leaders in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

korea_6888

korea_6888

In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 image made from KRT video distributed by APTN Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is seated during the ruling Workers' Party representatives meeting, the biggest political gathering in 30 years to elect new leaders, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/KRT/APTN)

korea_6885

korea_6885

The front page of North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 shows a group photo of senior North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un, believed to be the third son of Kim Jong Il. The newspaper identified Kim Jong Un as being in the photo, in the front row, eighth from left. Kim Jong Il is at tenth left in the front row. (AP Photo)

korea_6883

korea_6883

In this undated photo released on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, center in front, poses with senior Workers' Party officials in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

korea_6882

korea_6882

In this undated photo released on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, right, poses for a group photo with newly elected members of the central leadership body of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) and the participants in the WPK Conference in front of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, in Pyongyang, North Korea. A north Korean newspaper which used the photo Thursday identified Kim Jong Un, the third son of Kim Jong Il, as being in the photo, believed to be at left. At center is Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

korea_6881

korea_6881

In this undated photo released on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, a man believed to be North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il's third son Kim Jong Un poses in a group photo with newly elected members of the central leadership body of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) and the participants in the WPK Conference as well as his father, at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

korea_6880

korea_6880

In this Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service in Tokyo, North Koreans gather in Kim Il Sung Square during a ceremony hosted by the Pyongyang city to celebrate the re-election of their leader Kim Jong Il to the ruling party's top position, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

korea_6879

korea_6879

In this Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service in Tokyo, North Koreans clap hands during a ceremony hosted by the Pyongyang city to celebrate the re-election of their leader Kim Jong Il to the ruling party's top position, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. The slogan reads: "Let's defend the party's central committee headed by Dear Leader Kim Jong Il by risking our lives!" AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

South Korea North Kor_Thir.jpg

South Korea North Kor_Thir.jpg

South Koreans at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul watch a TV news program showing the promotion of Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea Successio_Thir.jpg

North Korea Successio_Thir.jpg

In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean youth dance to celebrate North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's re-election to the party's top position of general secretary in a Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

korea_6623

korea_6623

In this photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, North Korean youth dance to celebrate North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's re-election to the party's top position of general secretary in Workers' Party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

korea_6622

korea_6622

A South Korean newspaper bearing photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, center, and his late father Kim Il Sung, left, and a photo South Korean media says of Kim's youngest son Kim Jong Un, is displayed at a news stand in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. North Korea's Kim Jong Il made his elusive youngest son a four-star general in a major promotion seen Tuesday as confirmation that he is slated to become the country's next leader. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)

korea_6620

korea_6620

South Korean protesters wearing masks of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, right, and what protesters say is Kim's youngest son Kim Jong Un hold a mock nuclear missile during a rally against the North's succession in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. North Korea's absolute leader Kim appointed his youngest son as an army general, giving the son his first known official title in an apparent sign that he is being groomed as the country's next leader. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lim Hun-jung)

korea_6617

korea_6617

In this image made from 1980 file television footage, Kim Jong Il applauds while attending the Workers' Party of Korea convention, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The official Korean Central News Agency announced last week the ruling Workers' Party would hold a conference Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, to select its "supreme leadership body." (AP Photo/APTN)