N. Korean leader's nephew labels him a 'dictator' in rare interview
SEOUL (AFP) - In a rare and remarkable interview posted on YouTube, the teenage grandson of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has provided a glimpse into the secretive world of his country's ruling dynasty.
During the interview conducted at the school in Bosnia where he studies, Kim Han Sol, nephew of current leader Kim Jong Un, refers to his uncle as "a dictator" and speaks of his wish to "make things better" for the Korean people.
Sporting wide, black-frame glasses, two studs in his left ear and a fashionable haircut, Mr Kim also talks of his close friendships with South Korean and US students and his hopes for the Korean peninsula's reunification.
Born in Pyongyang in 1995, Kim described a lonely early childhood, spent mostly in the home of his mother's family - isolated from the grandfather he never actually met and who died in December last year.