May 26, 2022

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Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test

DPRK leader’s sister stood next to him on viewing deck for the first time, a possible sign of her growing influence

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong appeared in the official observation area beside him during a missile test on Tuesday, according to photos released by state media, the first time she has occupied such a prominent position at a launch.

One expert told NK News the move signals Kim Yo Jong’s growing influence in military affairs, but not necessarily a change in her official job title.