Times of Oman
Kim Jong Un's sister now one of North Korea's top policy makers
October 10, 2017 | 11:58 AM
by Times TV
 
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There's a fresh new face at the height of North Korean power.

None other than Kim Jong Un's very own sister.

Kim Yo Jong has been promoted to a senior position in Pyongyang's top decision-making body, the politburo.

And at 28, she's the only other millennial on the panel - alongside her brother, who overseas the whole thing.



Kim Yo Jong will be a replacement of sorts for her aunt, who was handed significant power by her brother, former leader Kim Jong Il. Her promotion is part of a major government reshuffle that's also seen promotions for key figures in Kim's nuclear weapons programme. As well as a new top-level job for North Korea's foreign minister, who called Donald Trump "President Evil" in a speech last month.

According to South Korea, the moves could be an attempt by Pyongyang to navigate its increasing isolation.

But the Supreme Leader put out a strong message at a party meeting on Saturday (October 7), saying his nuclear weapons have been a powerful deterrent to the U.S., and that the North Korean economy is growing - despite being buried under an ever-growing mountain of international sanctions.

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