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As I’ve reported, it was announced on Monday that Kim Jong-Il, dictator of North Korea, has died – I’ve also been reporting on South Korea’s reaction as it develops here.

According to Yonhap News, South Korea’s National Assembly has convened today, for emergency discussions on how to deal with the news of Kim Jong-Il’s death. Parliamentary Speaker Park Hee-tae ordered the committees on foreign affairs, national defence, trade and unification, and intelligence to hold special sessions, to consider emergency parliamentary-level measures.

South Korea’s military and overseas diplomatic missions are on emergency standby.

Leaders of the incumbent ruling party, the Grand National Party, and the main opposition Democratic Party will meet shortly.

President Lee Myung-Bak has also been in communication with American President Barack Obama, and the pair have agreed “to work closely” over Kim Jong-Il’s death.

More as it emerges.

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Look at the main post on the issue for more details.