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North Korean Media: Kim Jong-Il Sobbed During Rocket Launch

North Korea's state-run media reported Tuesday that Kim Jong-Il shed tears of regret during the country's controversial rocket launch because he could not use the launch funds to provide aid to his people, the AFP reported.

The country on Tuesday also released footage of the weekend launch, along with the first video of Kim since his reported stroke in August, according to South Korean media.

Kim "felt regret for not being able to spend more money on the people's livelihoods and was choked with sobs," AFP quoted ruling communist party paper Rodong Sinmun as saying.

"Chants of jubilation are reverberating throughout the country on the news that our satellite is beaming back the 'Song of General Kim Il-Sung' and the 'Song of General Kim Jong-Il,'" the paper said, according to AFP.

The North may have rushed its rocket launch in an effort to beat rival South Korea into space and


Added: Apr-7-2009 Occurred On: Apr-7-2009
By: GI-Gizmo
Tags: north, korea, kim, jong, sobbed, missile, launch, taepodong, ballistic, satellite, failure
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