N.Korea Praises Leader's Heir Apparent for Clinton Trip

The North Korean regime is praising its leader Kim Jong-il's son for the outcome of the saga of the two detained American journalists. Pyongyang's National Security Agency claimed in a recent lecture that former U.S. president Bill Clinton apologized for the incident during his visit to the North and this is thanks to the brilliant strategy and foresight of Kim's third and youngest son, Kim Jong-un.

Clinton went to the communist state last week to win the pardon for the two female reporters who had been detained for nearly five months after they were charged with illegal entry and undefined hostile acts. Jong-un, believed to be around 26 years old, is said to be his father's heir apparent.

Arirang News / Aug. 10, 2009 11:18 KST