- Reuters/Reuters – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) inspects the Artillery Company under the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 963, which started a new year combat and political drill, in this undated photo …more released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 2, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA less
South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which handles ties with the North, could not immediately confirm the report but said it was plausible.
“The ban is highly possible since North Korea had the same policy in the era of Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung,” a ministry official said.
It is not known how many people there are in North Korea called Kim Jong Un, but Kim is a very common family name and Jong Un are common given names.
(Reporting By Sohee Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel)