Uncle of Kim Jong-un - level 2
Kim Jong-un’s uncle was probably the second most powerful man in North Korea. He was considered a mentor to his nephew, but also a threat.
North Korea says he has now been executed because he was plotting to overthrow Kim and become the most powerful man in North Korea. The news was revealed by the country’s news agency.
Kim Jong-un is an ambitious leader. Experts in North Korean history say that he wanted to strengthen his position. The western countries are watching the situation very closely, but North Korea is very secretive.
Difficult words: mentor (someone experienced who gives advice), execute (kill), plot (make a secret plan to harm a person or an organization).
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