Hillary Clinton Press Statement on the Passing of Kim Jong Il

With the death of Chairman Kim Jong Il, there are certain risks on the Korean peninsula.  Kim Jong Un, who is in his late 20s and  has very little experience must earn the trust of the military.  Unlike most states, power in North Korea is vested in the military.  As a result the South Korean Armed Forces have been placed on high alert.

Yesterday North Korea fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast.  Most analysts believe that this was part of a normal schedule, although it may have been moved ahead and was not necessarily part of the passing of

Kim Jong Il.

China plays a big part in the direction of North Korea and the White House and State Department is probably in close contact with China, Japan and obviously South Korea.

Hillary Clinton’s statement is carefully crafted as not to get any negative reactions from the rogue nation.


Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
December 19, 2011


With the passing of National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong Il, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is now in a period of national mourning.  We are deeply concerned with the well being of the North Korean people and our thoughts and prayers are with them during these difficult times.  It is our hope that the new leadership of the DPRK will choose to guide their nation onto the path of peace by honoring North Korea’s commitments, improving relations with its neighbors, and respecting the rights of its people.  The United States stands ready to help the North Korean people and urges the new leadership to work with the international community to usher in a new era of peace, prosperity and lasting security on the Korean Peninsula.

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