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North Korea reveals official title of leader's sister

Iran Press TV

Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:35AM GMT

North Korea has disclosed the official title of Kim Jong-un's little sister in the country's ruling party.

On Thursday, North Korea's official KCNA news agency listed Kim Yo-jong, who is believed to be 26, as a "vice department director" in the central committee of the ruling Workers' Party.

Yo-jong was first seen in public in the year 2011 during the funeral of his father Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-il died on December 17, 2011 at the age of 70.

There are speculations that Kim Yo-jong may reach high positions in the leadership of the country the same as her powerful aunt Kim Kyong-hui.

Kyong-hui has been at the center of power in North Korea. She was promoted to four-star general in 2010, when Kim Jong-un also received similar promotion.

Kyong-hui rarely appeared in public events after her husband, Jang Song-thaek, was executed.

In mid December 2013, KCNA reported that Jang Song-thaek was executed after being accused of committing criminal acts and "attempting to overthrow the state."

Jang played a major role in guiding Kim's leadership following the death of Kim Jong-il.


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