November 09, 2012 10:33
The North Korean regime is stabilizing and new leader Kim Jong-un is asserting himself, South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told reporters on Thursday.
"It seems Kim Jong-un is hard at work tightening his grip on power, for example asserting control of the military by demoting vice marshal Hyon Yong-chol to a four-star general," the minister said.
But Kim Kwan-jin warned of another nuclear provocation, especially at a time of uncertainty as South Korea elects a new president. "The North has already conducted two tests, so it will have to conduct another one sooner or later" he said.
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