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S. Korea raises alert level after Kim Jong Un named marshal

07-19-2012 14:47 BJT

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South Korea’s Defence Ministry says the country's army has partially raised its alert level after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea sacked a top general and given its leader the top military rank.

At a regular conference in Seoul, the ministry’s spokesman Kim Min-seok said it was carefully monitoring developments in the DPRK. Kim Jong-un is now marshal of the DPRK. The new position adds to his already massive array of titles and cements his power even further.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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