Statement from the White House about the death of Kim Jong Il

THE WHITE HOSUE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 18, 2011

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on reports of the death of Kim Jong Il

 

We are closely monitoring reports that Kim Jong Il is dead. The President has been notified, and we are in close touch with our allies in South Korea and Japan. We remain committed to stability on the Korean peninsula, and to the freedom and security of our allies.

 

 

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