South Korea Views Daughter of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un as His Likely Successor

Voice of America News reports: “The young daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen as her father’s likely heir apparent, South Korea’s spy agency said Thursday, its first such assessment on the preteen who was unveiled to the outside world a little more than a year ago.

There has been intense outside debate and speculation about her, reportedly about 10 years old and named Ju Ae, since she made her first public appearance in November 2022, when she watched a long-range missile test launch with her father.

The girl has since accompanied her father to a slew of major public events, with state media calling her Kim Jong Un’s ‘most beloved’ or ‘respected’ child and churning out footage and photos proving her rising political standing and closeness with her father…”

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