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Kim Il Sung Praised by Former U.S. President
Pyongyang, December 6 (KCNA) -- The personality of President Kim Il Sung as a great man was highly praised by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter recollected the time he was received by Kim Il Sung during his visit to the DPRK in 1994, when interviewed by the Thai newspaper "The Nation" on November 23.

He remembered President of the DPRK Kim Il Sung as a very outstanding great leader who was well versed in everything.

Having a very profound knowledge, Kim Il Sung knew almost everything, for example when a certain building was constructed and for what it was, he recalled, adding that he had a successful conversation with the President as he was simple and humble in his personality.

The President had been thoughtful of the north-south summit all the time until his demise, Carter said, expressing belief that there would be reconciliation between the north and the south of Korea.

He expressed hope that the present U.S. administration would have a direct dialogue with the DPRK.

The account of Jimmy Carter's interview was reported by Reuters and Apsara Broadcasting Service of Cambodia on November 24.

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