North Korea is entering a new era of leadership by "solemnly and confidently" declaring that rival South Korea and other nations shouldn't expect any change.

North Korea has ended 11 days of official mourning for leader Kim Jong Il. His son Kim Jong Un has been declared supreme leader of the ruling party and military.

Pyongyang's National Defense Commission said in a statement Friday that the North will never deal with the "traitor group" led by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. It says the North will unite around leader Kim Jong Un.


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