Kim Jong Il's Will: Keep Peace by Building Nukes

But purported document advises waiting for a new president in South Korea
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2012 9:34 AM CDT
A portrait of Kim Jong Il is carried during a massive celebration marking the 100th birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung, April 15, 2012, at Kim Il Sung Square, in Pyongyang.   (AP Photo/KRT via AP video)

(Newser) – Kim Jong Il's last wish was for peace with South Korea—or at least, it was according to a document that a pair of South Korean think tanks claim is the dear leader's will. In it, Kim writes that North Korea should renounce its war with South Korea, but continue building its military and nuclear arsenal in order to maintain its global stature, the Telegraph reports.

"Keep in mind that constantly developing and keeping nuclear (weapons), long-range missiles and biochemical weapons is the way to keep peace on the Korean peninsula, and never drop your guard," the will says. It also advises his successors to wait to make peace until South Korea's current president, Lee Myung-bak, leaves office, because he doubted Lee would go along with reunification.

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