Kim Jong-un’s nephew snubs South Korean media

October 2, 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's nephew Kim Han-sol. (Yonhap)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s nephew Kim Han-sol. (Yonhap)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s nephew has given the cold shoulder to a South Korean news agency in France.

Kim Han-sol is the son of Kim Jong-nam and the grandson of former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.

“Please stop,” he told Yonhap News Agency, as he walked into his dormitory room and closed the door on the reporter, who was asking about his father’s whereabouts. Kim Jong-nam, brother of the totalitarian state’s leader, had recently been assumed to have visited Paris to see his son.

Kim Han-sol, a student at the Le Havre Campus of France’s Sciences Po University, refused to speak when the reporter approached him as he was returning to his dormitory after class.

The reporter repeatedly asked, “How is school life?” and, “Have you met your father recently?”

According to the agency, Kim’s classmates told the media he got along well with his friends and had spent a good school year.

Special guards had supervised Kim shortly after Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong-un’s uncle and a close relative of Kim Han-sol, had fallen from grace and been executed.

South Korean media had seen his father at the Le Meridien Etoil hotel in Paris on Sept, 30. He was with a woman, assumed to be Kim Han-sol’s mother.

One Comment

  1. Edward

    October 3, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Well, if I had cameras and microphones trying to get all up in my grill all the time then I would “snub” them too.