Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a national meeting marking the Day of the Shining Star, the 16 February birth anniversary of his father late DPRK supreme leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) on 15 February (Saturday). Also in attendance were senior DPRK officials including Kim Yong Nam (President of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), VMar Choe Ryong Hae (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department) along with “other senior party, state and army officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, officials of party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, bereaved families of revolutionary martyrs, persons of merit, working people in Pyongyang, delegations of overseas compatriots, overseas Koreans and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front” and “diplomatic envoys and representatives of international bodies and military attaches here.”
Kim Yong Nam delivered the meeting report. According to KCNA he said:
The revolutionary career of Kim Jong Il was the life of a great revolutionary and peerless patriot as he dedicated his all to the victory of the revolution and rosy future of the country like a blazing flame.
He experienced all sorts of difficulties and trials in the sternest test of the times and explored an untrodden path of the revolution with his iron will and superhuman energy.
He was a brilliant thinker and theoretician and eternal teacher of the army and people of the DPRK as he provided ideological and theoretical treasure for ensuring the permanent victory of the country and the revolution with his rare wisdom and scientific insight.
He was a peerlessly brilliant commander and genius of creation and construction as he provided a powerful military groundwork and strong economic foundation for the prosperity of the country and happiness of its people.
He turned the DPRK into the world’s military power and nuclear weapons state which no one dares provoke under the uplifted banner of So’ngun (military-first). This is the miracle unprecedented in the human history of politics and a great exploit in the nation’s history to shine for all ages.
He was an outstanding statesman who provided a firm political guarantee for the victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Chuch’e and So’ngun.
It was the distinguished exploit performed by him that he settled most ideally and perfectly the issue of succession to the revolutionary cause, a pressing matter decisive of the destiny of the country and the revolution, as required by the desire of the people and the developing revolution.
He ushered in the June 15 era of reunification based on the idea of By Our Nation Itself by wisely leading all the fellow countrymen along the road of independent reunification and great national unity with immensely broad magnanimity, tolerance and noble patriotism.
He made an immortal contribution to strengthening the international position of the DPRK and increasing its influence, frustrating the war moves of the imperialists and defending peace in Asia and the rest of the world.
Kim Jong Il’s idea and cause and eternal treasure of the revolution provided by him are being successfully carried forward by supreme leader Kim Jong Un.