North Korea reveals Kim Jong Un’s daughter at the missile launch site

North Korea revealed the daughter of leader Kim Jong Un.

The official Central News Agency, state media, said Saturday that Kim witnessed the launch of a new type of ICBM with his wife, Ri Sol-ju, and their “beloved daughter” on Friday.

The main newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, published photos of Kim watching a missile take off with his daughter.

She is also pictured walking hand in hand with her father.

North Korea test launches a ballistic missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States

Her name and age were not given, but it is the first time that state media has mentioned the daughter or published her photos.

This photo provided by the North Korean government on November 19, 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and his daughter inspecting a missile at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, November 18, 2022. State media said in North Korea said its leader Kim oversaw the launch of the Hwasong-17 missile, a day after its neighbors announced that they had detected the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that was likely to reach the American continent. in this picture. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. The Korean watermark on the image as mentioned by the source reads: “KCNA” which is an acronym for the Korean Central News Agency.
((KCNA/Korea News Service via AP))

South Korean media reported that Kim married Ri in 2009 and that the couple had three children born in 2010, 2013 and 2017.

In 2013, after a trip to the capital, Pyongyang, retired NBA star Dennis Rodman told the Guardian that he had taken Kim’s young daughter, Ju Ae, into custody.

Kim Jong Un has not yet publicly named an heir, and after he disappeared from public view amid rumors about health conditions in 2020, many speculated that Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, would step in.

This photo provided by the North Korean government on November 19, 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and his daughter at the site of what it says is a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang.  , North Korea, Friday, November 18, 2022. Independent journalists were not allowed to cover the event depicted in this photo.  The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.

This photo provided by the North Korean government on November 19, 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and his daughter at the site of what it says is a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang. , North Korea, Friday, November 18, 2022. Independent journalists were not allowed to cover the event depicted in this photo. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified.
((KCNA/Korea News Service via AP))

North Korea launched a ballistic missile that landed near South Korea: Seoul

The 38-year-old governor said the launch of the Hwasong-17, the country’s tallest nuclear-capable missile, proved it had a reliable weapon to contain US-led military threats.

Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said the weapon could have a range of 9,320 miles – enough to reach the continental United States.

This photo provided by the North Korean government on November 19, 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and his daughter at a missile launch site at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, November 18.  , 2022.

This photo provided by the North Korean government on November 19, 2022 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and his daughter at a missile launch site at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, November 18. , 2022.
((KCNA/Korea News Service via AP))

The missile flew approximately 621 miles in 69 minutes, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

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The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet on Monday to discuss North Korea at the request of the United States, which strongly condemned the recent launch.

Friday’s ICBM launch marks the country’s eighth test this year, according to a tally from the US State Department.

Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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