Sunday 11 December 2016

A critical time for North Korea

Published 20/12/2011 | 05:00

It is hard, even in the week before Christmas, to feel much sympathy for Kim Jong-Il, the North Korean dictator whose death was announced yesterday.

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This monster squandered billions on nuclear weapons while hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of his people starved.

Ever since Mr Kim's father, and predecessor as dictator, Kim Il-Sung launched an unprovoked attack on his southern neighbour in June 1950, North Korea has been an international menace.

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