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Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

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Kim Jong Un and WPK Vice Chairman pays his respects in the statue hall at Ku’msusan in a photograph published on the front page of the July 8, 2016 edition of the WPK’s daily newspaper Rodong Sinmun. Also in attendance (left to right) are: Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l; O Su-yo’ng; Choe T’ae-pok; Ch’oe Ryong-hae; Kim Ki-nam; Ri Su-yo’ng; Ri Man-ko’n;, and Kwak Pom-ki (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Terrapin Farm.  

Kim Jong Un visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on July 8 (Friday) to mark the 22nd anniversary of the death of his grandfather, DPRK founder and president Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng).

Kim Jong Un and the WPK Vice Chairman enter the statue hall at Ku'msusan (Photo: KCNA).

Kim Jong Un and the WPK Vice Chairman enter the statue hall at Ku’msusan (Photo: KCNA).

Visiting Ku’msusan with him were: Choe Ryong Hae (Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau Presidium, WPK Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations, WPK Executive Policy Council Member and Chairman of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission), Kim Ki Nam (WPK Political Bureau Member, WPK Vice Chairman for Propaganda and Agitation [publicity and information], WPK Executive Policy Council Member, Director of the WPK Propaganda and Agitation [publicity and information] Department), Choe T’ae Bok (WPK Political Bureau Member, WPK Vice Chairman for Science and Education, WPK Executive Policy Council Member and Chairman of the Supreme People’s Assembly), Ri Su Yong (WPK Political Bureau Member, WPK Vice Chairman for International Affairs, WPK Executive Policy Council Member, and Director of the WPK International Affairs Department), Kim P’yo’ng Hae (WPK Political Bureau Member, WPK Vice Chairman for Cadres’ Affairs, WPK Executive Policy Council Member and Director of the WPK Cadres’ Affairs Department), O Su Yong (WPK Political Bureau Member, WPK Vice Chairman for Economic Affairs, WPK Executive Policy Council Member and Director of the WPK Economic Affairs Department), Kwak Pom Gi (WPK Political Bureau Member, WPK Vice Chairman for Planning and Finance, WPK Executive Policy Council Member and Director of the WPK Planning and Finance Department), Kim Yong Chol (WPK Political Bureau, WPK Vice Chairman for Intelligence and ROK Affairs, WPK Central Military Commission Member, WPK Executive Policy Council Member and Director of the WPK United Front Department) and Ri Man Gon (WPK Political Bureau Member, WPK Vice Chairman for Munitions Industry, WPK Central Military Commission Member, WPK Executive Policy Council Member and Director of the WPK Munitions [machine-building and military] Industry Department).

Floral basket from Kim Jong Un, placed in front of the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il (Photo: KCNA).

Floral basket from Kim Jong Un, placed in front of the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il (Photo: KCNA).

Jong Un and the WPK Vice Chairman entered the statue hall at Ku’msusan.  An honor guard representing the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Ground Forces, KPA Navy and KPA Air and Anti-Forces along with the Worker-Peasant Red Guard [WPRG] saluted the statues of KIS and Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) and presented a floral basket from Kim Jong Un before the statues.

Jong Un and the other visitors paid “high tribute” to the statues.  He and the WPK Vice Chairman then visited the chamber where Kim Il Sung’s preserved remains lie in state where they “paid homage to” KIS “in the humblest reverence for him.”

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