Kim Jong-il's Grandson Briefly Breaks Silence

Kim Han-sol Kim Han-sol

Kim Han-sol, the grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, broke his silence on Wednesday under relentless media pressure and spoke to the Chosun Ilbo at his school in Bosnia.

Apparently exasperated, Kim agreed to answer a few questions but declined to talk about North Korea or answer questions in Korean. Apart from revealing that he misses his friends in Hong Kong, the 16-year old was clearly uncomfortable talking to the press and was soon whisked away by staff at the school.

A school staffer later said neither Han-sol's father Kim Jong-nam nor anyone else in charge of the boy had contacted the school over the media kerfuffle surrounding him.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 19, 2011 11:44 KST