What Kim Yo Jong’s missives say about North Korean priorities and sensitivities
DPRK leader’s sister has repeatedly insulted South Korean experts, but it’s far from clear what she seeks to achieve
Since her first public statement in March 2020, the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong has regularly addressed South Korean officials — including the president — with aggressive and expletive-ridden language that attempts to coerce, embarrass or undermine.
As a family member of Kim Jong Un, she delivers statements from a unique position of authority, meaning outsiders duly take close note about what she is saying.
But since December, Kim Yo Jong has begun issuing lengthy and emotionally charged statements against new targets — the DPRK experts in South Korea who comment on current events. She did
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