North Korea has unveiled leader Kim Jong Un’s daughter.
State media KCNA said on Saturday that Kim had watched 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 in flight with her daughter.
She is also depicted walking hand in hand with her father.
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Her name and age were not provided, but it is the first time state media have mentioned her daughter or publicized her photos.
South Korean media reported that Kim married Ri in 2009 and the couple have three children, born in 2010, 2013 and 2017.
In 2013, following a trip to the capital Pyongyang, retired NBA star Dennis Rodman told the Guardian that he held Kim’s young daughter, Ju Ae.
Kim Jong Un has yet to publicly anoint an heir apparent and after he disappeared from the public eye amid rumors of health conditions in 2020, many speculated that Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, would step in.
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The 38-year-old ruler said the launch of the Hwasong-17 missile, the country’s longest-range nuclear missile, proved it had a reliable weapon to contain US-led military threats.
Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said the weapon could travel up to 9,320 miles, enough to reach the continental United States
The missile flew nearly 621 miles in 69 minutes, according to KCNA.
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The UN Security Council will meet on Monday to discuss North Korea at the request of the United States, which has strongly condemned the latest launch.
Friday’s ICBM launch marks the country’s eighth test this year, based on a tally from the US State Department.
Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.