Pak Myong Ho, minister of the North Korean Embassy in China, sits under portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il during a press conference in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Pak says Pyongyang must act in self-defense against the U.S. and South Korea's joint military drills, which he said have brought the region to the brink of nuclear war. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies at 69
Kim's death was announced Monday by state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.