Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has introduced a new national oath playing down the achievements of his father and grandfather and instead praising his own ideology and leadership.
The oath, which must be recited by all citizens, was originally introduced in the 1970s, when Kim Il-sung, the founder of the nation and the grandfather of the present dictator, exercised control over the nation.
The oath was made up of 10 articles that extolled the wisdom and greatness of Mr Kim and, after his death in July 1994, his son, Kim Jong-il.
Former North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il shakes hands with US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Credit: AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, Pool, File More.
The revised oaths have effectively edited out Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, leaving only a brief comment on their “will and spirit”, DailyNK reported.
Instead, a passage has been inserted that is a declaration of loyalty to the ideology and leadership of Kim Jong-un.
North Korean soldiers carry flags and a photo of late leader Kim Il Sung during a military parade Credit: AP Photo/Wong Maye-E More. »