China says 'distressed' by N.Korean leader Kim's death

By REUTERS
December 19, 2011 09:12

BEIJING - China said on Monday that it was "distressed" to learn of the the death of North Korea's long-time leader Kim Jong-il and it offered condolences to the neighboring North, the Xinhua news agency reported.

"We were distressed to learn of the unfortunate passing of the senior-most North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, and we express our grief about this and extend our condolences to the people of North Korea," the Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ma Zhaoxu, said, according to a brief statement issued by Xinhua.


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