Kim Jong Un visits grandfather's mausoleum

Jul 08, 2020

Kim Jong Un visits grandfather's mausoleum

Pyongyang (North Korea) July 8: North Korea's state-run media says leader Kim Jong Un visited the mausoleum of the country's late founder Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of his death.
The nation's ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, reported on its front page on Wednesday that the leader had paid respects to his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.
One of the photos carried by the paper shows that the number of officials who accompanied Kim Jong Un on the visit was sharply lower than the 25th anniversary visit last year.
In April, North Korean media didn't report the leader's visit to the mausoleum for a key annual event to mark Kim Il Sung's birthday, which is regarded as the biggest national holiday in North Korea.
Later in the same month, CNN quoted a US government official as saying Kim Jong Un was in grave danger after undergoing surgery.
Analysts say the report on Kim's visit to the mausoleum is aimed at stressing the legitimacy of the country's hereditary system.
Source: NHK World