South Korean newspapers have reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appointed his youngest son Kim Jong Un as successor. The reports say that the North Korean leader instructed the country's diplomats to pledge allegiance to his son, who is reported to be in his 20's. To find out what this means for the future of U.S. relations with Korea The Takeaway talks to BBC's Chris Hogg who is following this closely from Seoul, South Korea.
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