Excerpt from East German ambassador's message about the defection of a North Korean security officer. The officer describes the increasing promotion of Kim Jong Il as a potential successor to his father.
July 4, 1977
GDR Ambassador Pyongyang to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Berlin
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Currently we have the impression that there is less frequent mentioning of the "party center" than recently. At locations accessible to foreigners there is no more display of Kim Jong Il slogans. The number of portraits also receded.
Excerpt from East German ambassador's message about the declining display of slogans and portraits of Kim Jong Il in North Korea.
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