lundi 26 décembre 2011
North Korea power-behind-throne emerges...
The uncle of North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un, has been shown on state television at his nephew's side wearing a military uniform, suggesting a key position.
Jang Song-taek had been expected to play a major part in smoothing the transfer of power to Kim Jong-un from his father, Kim Jong-il who died last weekend.
It's believed to be the first timeJang was shown in uniform. He's been more closely associated with the Communist party.
A Seoul official familiar with North Korean affairs said his appearance suggests that Jang has secured a key role in the North's powerful military, which has pledged its allegiance to Kim Jong-un.
(Radio Canada International, 2011-12-26)