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Kim Jong Un Named ‘Supreme Commander’

New North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

New North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

North Korea has announced that Kim Jong Un, the son of the late leader Kim Jong Il, has assumed the "supreme commandership" of the nation's million-soldier military.

A statement from North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said Kim Jong Un was given the title at a meeting December 30 of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party Of Korea.

The statement said the title was bestowed in line with a will made by Kim Jong Il on October 8.

Since his father’s death on December 17, Kim Jong Un has already been declared the supreme leader of the communist-ruled country.

With some 1.2 million soldiers, North Korea’s military is the world’s fourth largest army.

compiled from agency reports