North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China`s ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea`s Yonhap news agency.
Kim Jong-Un was today "re-elected" as North Korea`s leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime following the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle.
North Korea on Friday accused the United States of being "hell-bent on regime change" and warned that any maneuvers with that intention will be viewed as a "red line" that will result in countermeasures.
A senior North Korean official, believed to be the No 2 in the country after leader Kim Jong Un, has reappeared in official television footage, belying reports he had fallen victim to a fresh purge in the isolated nation.
Just three months after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered a brutal purge of his uncle, reports have emerged hinting that another leader, said to be the second most powerful leader Choe Ryong Hae has disappeared.
North Koreans will hold elections for the country`s rubber stamp Parliament in March, the first such polls under Kim Jong Un`s leadership, which are set to further consolidate his power after the purge of his uncle.
An international media frenzy over reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un`s uncle had been executed by throwing him to a pack of dogs appears to have originated as satire on a Chinese microblogging website.