North Korean leader presides over memorial for late father
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a mass gathering of military and party officials on Tuesday that was broadcast live on state television at a time of growing concern over the stability of his hardline regime.
The ceremony in central Pyongyang, marking the second death anniversary of Mr Kim's father and former leader Kim Jong Il, included a number of speeches that stressed unquestioning loyalty to the young supremo and included a stark warning to rival South Korea.
It followed the shock execution last week of Kim Jong Un's uncle and one-time political mentor, Jang Song Thaek.
The purge raised questions about factional infighting at the top of the North Korean hierarchy and prompted both Seoul and Washington to warn of possible provocative acts by the nuclear-armed regime.