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Topic - Kim Song-Guk
Kim Jong-il, North Korea's ailing leader, has laid the groundwork for a transition of power to his youngest son, but it remains to be seen if the reclusive, nuclear-armed regime will soften its combative stance toward the international community.
"The party meeting was a historic event, and the Korean people highly acclaim our respected Gen. Kim Jong-il as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea," Pyongyang resident Kim Song-guk said, according to the footage.