Kim Jong il’s grandson interview: Kim Han-sol talks to Elisabeth Rehn, shares his views on North Korea (Video)

By on Oct 20, 2012 in Asia, Europe, International, Lifestyle, Politics Comments

Kim Han-sol (or Kim Han Sol), Kim Jong il‘s grandson and nephew of Kim Jong-un, present leader of North Korea, granted an exclusive interview to former United Nations undersecretary general Elisabeth Rehn, as shown in the video below. He is the son of Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of the late North Korean leader.

Kim Jong il's grandson Kim Han sol

Kim Han-sol, Kim Jong il’s grandson,
during Elisabeth Rehn’s interview

Image Credit: YLE video

According to the description on the YouTube video, which was uploaded on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, the Kim Han-sol interview was made this year, and that Kim Jong il‘s grandson was studying at United World College in Mostar, Bosnia, and Hertzegovina. He was born in 1995 in Pyongyang but he later went to an international school in Macau.

The 17-year old Kim Jong-un‘s nephew said he has only few friends in North Korea, but has a lot of friends in the US and South Korea. He wears eyeglasses and speaks English fluently while talking about his life outside his country. The interview was aired in YLE, a television channel owned and operated in Finland.

“There are laws saying that North and South Koreans shouldn’t interact, even outside Korea. Me and my South Korean friends, it was kind of awkward when we first met each other. But sometimes we shared our own stories from back home and realized how similar we are.” Kim Han-sol told Elisabeth Rehn.

“I was actually waiting for him until before he passed away hoping that he would come find me, because I did not know if he knew that I existed. I always wanted to meet my grandfather because I just wanted to know what kind of person he was.” Kim Han-sol said of his grandfather Kim Jong il, whom he was never able to meet.

“I have always dreamed that one day I will go back and make things better and make it easier for the people there. I also dream of unification because it’s really sad that I can’t [cross to South Korea] and see my friends over there…That’s one of the dreams.” Kim noted; who also talked about his uncle Kim Jong-un.

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Kim Han-sol, Kim Jong il’s grandson, being interviewed by Elisabeth Rehn (Part 1)
Video Credit: processedturkey/YouTube/YLE

Kim Han-sol, Kim Jong il’s grandson, being interviewed by Elisabeth Rehn (Part 2)
Video Credit: processedturkey/YouTube/YLE

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