Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Korean soldier and politician who fought against Japan (1932–1945) and served as premier (1948–1972) and president (1972–1994) of North Korea.

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Examples

  • He traveled to Pyongyang, met with Kim Il Sung, and negotiated an agreement whereby Japan and South Korea, working with us, would provide the North Koreans with assistance for a peaceful nuclear energy program in exchange for their agreement to shut down their nuclear weapons program and permit the return of international monitors.

    The Good Fight

  • He traveled to Pyongyang, met with Kim Il Sung, and negotiated an agreement whereby Japan and South Korea, working with us, would provide the North Koreans with assistance for a peaceful nuclear energy program in exchange for their agreement to shut down their nuclear weapons program and permit the return of international monitors.

    The Good Fight

  • He traveled to Pyongyang, met with Kim Il Sung, and negotiated an agreement whereby Japan and South Korea, working with us, would provide the North Koreans with assistance for a peaceful nuclear energy program in exchange for their agreement to shut down their nuclear weapons program and permit the return of international monitors.

    The Good Fight

  • Negotiationsresumed within a month of Kim Il Sung's death, and the resulting deal delayed North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs for years until the Bush administration cut off negotiations early in its first term.

    William Hartung: Time to Reach Out to North Korea

  • When Kim Jong Il's father Kim Il Sung died in 1994, he and the U.S. were in the midst of negotiating the 1994 Agreed Framework.

    William Hartung: Time to Reach Out to North Korea

  • The punishment news comes shortly after an announcement Thursday that Kim Jong Il's embalmed remains would go on permanent display in the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, the Associated Press reports, just as his father and previous North Korean leader, Kim Il Sung, was enshrined.

    North Korea To Punish Mourners Who Were Insincere

  • Since Kim Jong Il's death announcement on Dec. 19, his son and successor, Kim Jong Un, has made a significant push to establish himself as the reincarnation of his grandfather and North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, AP reports.

    North Korea To Punish Mourners Who Were Insincere

  • Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994.

    Kim Jong Il Dead: North Korea Leader Dies (VIDEO)

  • Negotiationsresumed within a month of Kim Il Sung's death, and the resulting deal delayed North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs for years until the Bush administration cut off negotiations early in its first term.

    William Hartung: Time to Reach Out to North Korea

  • When Kim Jong Il's father Kim Il Sung died in 1994, he and the U.S. were in the midst of negotiating the 1994 Agreed Framework.

    William Hartung: Time to Reach Out to North Korea

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