John Park on Kim Jong-il and North Korea

John Park on North Korea After Kim Jong-il
December 2011
Interviews with: John Park, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program research fellow
Topic: Kim Jong-il and North Korea

From an interview Park did on Anderson Cooper’s CNN program AC360:

COOPER: John, why did the line of succession go to Kim Jong-Il’s youngest son?

JOHN PARK, RESEARCH FELLOW, HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Well, the speculation, Anderson, is that if you look at the eldest son, Kim Jung-Nam there was an episode he tried to sneak into Japan to go to Tokyo Disneyland. That’s credited as the main reason why he perhaps is not fit for succession.”

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