Kim Jong-un’s sister ready to become world’s first female dictator in modern history after squashing death rumours
After recently hitting back at rumours she was dead, Kim Yo-jong is claimed to be “ready to become the world’s first female dictator in modern history” following a series of shocking statements.
The forimidable 32-year-old is seen as a key figure within the communist country’s regime – second only to her brother – and described as a political “princess”.
In 2014, Yo-jong was named First Deputy Director of the Workers Party’s Propaganda and Agitation Department.
Since then, she has enjoyed a speedy rise to power after first emerging alongside her brother on the planet stage during his summits with Donald Trump in 2018, following her international debut at the at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Korea in February that year.
Sources inside North Korea have claimed Kim Yo-jong is attempting to secure her power within the regime by taking over the South.
Her tyrannical brother is claimed to require to make sure she has enough support to require over as a kind of queen – should he die before his 12-year-old son comes aged .
Yo-jong reportedly must win some “revolutionary achievements” to urge the support in North Korea’s highly traditional upper class .
In June, Yo-jong hit out at South Korea after allegedly being behind the demolition of a highly symbolic liaison office.
Pyongyang blew up the building within the border town of Kaesong as a part of a brazenly staged slap to Seoul’s face after the South spent millions refurbishing it in 2018.
It had been opened to symbolise a replacement way forward for peace and cooperation between the feuding nations, which have remained technically at war since 1950.
Kim’s sister is believed to be the mastermind behind the renewed aggressive approach to their traditionally hated neighbour.
Then after months of silence, mystery over her whereabouts cause speculation she has been purged by her brother — who is famed for executing rivals.
It came as rumours gathered pace that Kim Jong-un was during a coma and power was close to pass to her.
But Yo-jong recently resurfaced to warn the South Korean secretary of state that she is going to “pay dearly” for her “reckless remarks” about North Korea , after claims the dictatorship had no Covid cases was questioned.
Yo-jong told Kang Kyung-wha her comments could “further chill the frozen relations between the north and south of Korea”.
Yo-jong is widely acknowledged because the leader of the Organisation and Guidance Department, a mysterious agency that watches the ongoings of the govt , the ruling party and top levels of the military .
In her position as first vice director of the OGD, she has the authority to exact penalties starting from exile to minor posts within the countryside to imprisonment and death.
But Lee Sung-yoon, a professor at Tuft Universiry’s Fletcher School who is writing a book about her, says “her aristocrat supersedes formal titles”, consistent with the Daily Beast.
He added: “She is that the de facto No. 2 within the DPRK (North Korean) hierarchy and therefore the only true confidante of consequence for Kim Jong-un.”
Yo-jpng is additionally believed to be the fist vice director of the Northern Alliance Department.
Lee added: “By the authority granted by her brother Kim Jong Un, the Party, and therefore the State, she is going to henceforth punish South Korea , which she designated an ‘enemy.’”
Kim Jong-un, however doesn’t like being characterised as “potentially dead or dying and his sister as a possible replacement”, consistent with Bruce Bennett, Korea expert at Rand.
He added: “That could undermine his position inside North Korea .”
Former top diplomat Evans Revere sayings Kim Jong-un “evidently doesn’t see her as a threat”.
He added: “She has got to take care to not overshadow Kim Jong-un and has cultivated the image of somebody who is clearly subordinate to him.”
According to Bruce Klingner, Asia expert at the Heritage Foundation, the important test of Yo-jong’s influence may are available handling the incoming Biden administration.
She once “dismissed the likelihood or necessity of further US-North Korean dialgoue,” he said, but “left the door open if Washington capitulated to Pyongyang’s demands.”
Klingner added she’s “likely the second most powerful person in North Korea” and therefore the one who her brother “trusts the most”.
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