North Korea has strongly denied reports from South Korea that it is planning major policy shift that will lead to the reform and opening of the country.
The reshuffle within the military and a decision by North Korean top state officials, Kim Jong-un takes over post of Marshal and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army.
North Korean military chief Ri Yong-ho has been removed from all his official posts, according to state media.
The American and Chinese government, who cautiously consult each other on North Korea are waiting to see Kim Jong-un, the young leader of North Korea will follow his father, Kim Jong-il and carry out North Korea’s impending third nuclear test.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US still had ‘profound concerns’ over North Korea, but welcomed the move as a ‘first step’ of their being amenable to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests.
The news of the North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Il’s death came as state television announced it from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.