SEOUL, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Kim Jong Un, son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, was involved in the two attacks against South Korea last year, Chosun Ilbo reported citing a document.
The North Korean document “Lecture Materials” designed for military propaganda officers, which the South Korean newspaper said it obtained Tuesday from a source in China, relates to the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in March 2010 and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island in November.
The two incidents, blamed on North Korea, together killed 50 people and worsened already tense relations between the two Koreas stemming from the North’s nuclear program and its missile tests.
Chosun Ilbo reported Wednesday the document showed the attacks were to drum up domestic support for Kim Jong Un’s succession after his father. It said the document claims the son was deeply involved in both the attacks.
The report quoted the Chinese source, who claimed to do business with North Korean trading companies, as saying the propaganda officers have been indoctrinating the North’s soldiers to show absolute loyalty to Kim Jong Un based on those materials.
“They even have to take a test after their indoctrination classes,” the source said.