North Korea

Kim Jong Un Plans First Overseas Visit

North Korea's illustrious new leader will head to Iran.


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is planning to travel to Tehran next week, in his first overseas visit since taking over after his father's death in December, South Korea's Yonhap and Arirang news services reported on Wednesday.

Iran's spokesman for the Non-Aligned Movement Summit confirmed that Kim would attend a meeting of the 120-member Non-Aligned Movement scheduled for Aug. 26-31, according to Seoul-based Arirang.