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North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong slams recent leaflet launches as ‘serious provocation’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s influential sister blasted another round of alleged anti-DPRK propaganda leaflet launches on Sunday, directly blaming South Korean authorities and vowing to look into "corresponding action.”. Kim Yo Jong claimed that recent leaflet launches from North Korean defectors were a “serious provocation against our state,”...
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Japan's Suga says he's open to meeting with Kim Yo Jong during Olympics

March 26 (UPI) -- Japan's prime minister did not rule out a meeting with North Korea's Kim Yo Jong if she chooses to attend the Tokyo Olympics, according to a Japanese press report. Yoshihide Suga said Friday at a meeting of the Budget Committee of the House of Councilors that...

Top UN official calls for dialogue after Kim Yo Jong slams military drills

A top United Nations official advocated for the “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” on Tuesday, shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister slammed Seoul and Washington for their joint military exercises. “The Secretary-General’s position on the situation on the Korean Peninsula remains the same,” Stéphane Dujarric, a spokesperson...
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Kim Yo Jong warns U.S. against 'losing sleep' in address to Joe Biden

March 16 (UPI) -- North Korean official Kim Yo Jong addressed the U.S. administration of President Joe Biden for the first time on Tuesday in a statement that included condemnation of joint U.S.-South Korea exercises and threats to cancel inter-Korean agreements. Kim, the younger sister of leader Kim Jong Un,...
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North Korea's Kim Yo-jong warns U.S. against "causing a stink"

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on Monday warned the Biden administration to "refrain from causing a stink," according to the state-run KCNA news agency. Why it matters: The North Korean regime's first comments about the Biden administration come as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense...

South Korea defends military exercises after Kim Yo Jong threatens retaliation

South Korea urged North Korea to have a more “flexible attitude” just hours after Kim Jong Un’s sister slammed Seoul and Washington for their joint military exercises on Tuesday. Boo Seung-chan, a spokesperson for the South Korean Ministry of National Defense, said that ongoing joint military exercises are “defensive in...

North Korea: Kim Yo-jong warns Joe Biden not to 'cause a stink'

Kim Yo-jong, the sister of of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has criticised American military drills in South Korea and warned the new Biden administration against "causing a stink" if it wants peace. The statement comes a day before America's top diplomat and defence chief are due to arrive in...

Kim Yo Jong slams US-South Korea military drills, warns of an ‘unseemly sleep’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, condemned U.S.-South Korea military drills and warned of possible retaliation in a new statement released on Tuesday. Kim Yo Jong called the computer-simulated military exercises “a serious challenge” and demanded that they stop entirely, accusing South Korea of making excuses about the reduced size and changed format of the annual joint readiness drills, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Kim Yo Jong found her own voice, but she’s far from taking North Korea’s throne

Kim Jong Un’s sister is not his “number two,” but she does have a unique role in messaging Seoul and Washington. Editor’s note: Markus V. Garlauskas led the U.S. intelligence community’s strategic analysis on North Korea as the national intelligence officer for North Korea from July 2014 to June 2020. The views expressed are the author’s and do not imply endorsement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Intelligence Community, or any other U.S. Government agency.
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Kim Yo Jong Fast Facts

View North Korean government official Kim Yo Jong Fast Facts at CNN and learn more about the sister of Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea.

‘Top-class idiots’: Why a demoted Kim Yo Jong still has the power to slam Seoul

Kim Yo Jong, the North Korean leader’s famous sister, appeared to fall from grace when she was abruptly demoted from the country’s powerful Political Bureau over the weekend. But only a few days later, she hurled insults at Seoul in scathing state media remarks, calling South Koreans “top-class idiots” and leading some experts to believe that she’s actually emerging as an up-and-coming figure.

Kim Yo Jong Calls South Korean Government "Truly Weird"

Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, calls out the South Korean government "truly weird group" during a significant conference. The event took place while her brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed all-out efforts to improve his country's nuclear arsenal. He previously laid out plans to work towards salvaging the broken economy.

Kim Yo Jong demoted: Why the North Korean leader’s sister is down, but not out

The new roster of top officials in the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) leadership is surprising in many ways — especially when considering the ejection of Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, from the country’s top elite. Formerly an alternate member of the Politburo, she has not been reelected to the Politburo and was ranked number 20 on the Central Committee.