Kim Jong Il Names Youngest Son as Successor

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There is historic news out of North Korea on Tuesday. 

It appears ailing leader Kim Jong Il has chosen his youngest son to be the next leader of the rogue nation.

It's been announced that 26-year-old Kim Jong Un will eventually succeed his father.

Click play for analysis from CBN News Senior Reporter George Thomas.

He reportedly enjoys skiing and studied English, German and French at a Swiss boarding school -- and is said to be a heavy drinker.

The reports about North Korea paving the way for a new leader comes at a time of mounting tensions over last month's underground nuclear test.

All indications say that the North may be preparing to test-fire medium and long-range missiles.

Despite the news about his son, there were no signs Kim Jong Il intended to step down anytime soon.

CBN News has more on this developing story from CBN senior reporter George Thomas.




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