North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) waves as he arrives to take pictures with officials, creators and employees of the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang in this April 19, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/KCNA/Files
North Korean leader takes top army rank
Posted : Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:09PM
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was named as marshal of the country's army, completing his control over the state and military, North Korean media reported on Wednesday.
The decision to make the young leader the highest ranked military officer was made on Tuesday and came after the country's top general was sacked on Monday.
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