TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will defy international opinion and push ahead with a rocket launch planned for this month because he wants to honor the memory of his father, said Kenji Fujimoto, the Kim family’s sushi chef for 13 years before he fled to his native Japan.
"To expect 'policy change' and 'reform and opening' from the DPRK [North Korea] is nothing but a foolish and silly dream," the official told state-run news agency KCNA, "just like wanting the sun to rise in the west."
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd L) and an unidentified woman visit the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground, which is nearing completion, in Pyongyang in this undated picture released by the North's KCNA on July 25, 2012. According to North Korean state run media, the couple is now married. (Reuters/Courtesy)
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