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DPRK confirms reports on resignation of vice-chairman of national defence committee

December 09, 2013, 6:42 UTC+3 PYONGYANG
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PYONGYANG, December 09, 6:10 /ITAR-TASS/. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK ) has officially confirmed a report on resignation of Jung Sung Taek, 67, Vice-Chairman of the National Defence Committee, head of the organization department of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee. He is the uncle of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Monday.

According to the report, Jung Sung Taek has been relieved of all his posts in view of his "criminal wrongdoing". A decision to this effect was made at a meeting of the WPK leadership this past Sunday.

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