June 08, 2009 11:56
Mystery shrouds the exact contents of a telegram sent out on May 25 whereby the North Korean regime allegedly informed its overseas missions that Kim Jong-un, the third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, was appointed as his father's successor.
South Korean intelligence agencies admit they do not know the exact wording as the information was obtained through witness accounts, not the actual hard copy.
How North Korea sent the telegram to its overseas missions is also not known. Some reports say it was an e-mail, but one diplomat said, "No country sends out a telegram of such great importance by e-mail, which is vulnerable to hacking."
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