Kim Jong Un has three children, according to South Korea, as succession speculation grows.

Just a few months after the supreme leader revealed his daughter to the world, South Korean spy officials informed Seoul lawmakers on Tuesday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has at least three children. This comes amid rumors about the Communist state’s line of succession.

According to politicians Youn Kun Young and Yoo Sang Bum, who were present in the meeting, South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) stated that Kim Ju Ae, the tyrant’s “beloved” 9-year-old daughter, also has an older brother and another sibling whose gender cannot be confirmed.

Yoo denied reports that North Koreans were prohibited from giving their children the same name as the leader’s daughter and said that intelligence had for the first time confirmed the existence of Kim’s eldest son. The parliamentarian went on to say that NIS was unable to back up reports that the oldest boy had mental or physical problems.

Yoo added, “Her hobbies include horseback riding, swimming, and skiing.” Kim Ju Ae appears to be homeschooled in Pyongyang. Particularly, it has been reported that Kim Jong Un is content with her excellent horseback riding abilities.

The intelligence seems to back up previous reports that Kim’s daughter and her two siblings lived in an impressive seaside estate in the province of Kanwon called Wonsan. This estate has swimming pools, tennis courts, soccer fields, waterslides, and a sports stadium close to beautiful beaches on the Sea of Japan.

Dennis Rodman, a former NBA player, met Kim Ju Ae in 2013 during a “relaxing” visit with the North Korean strongman. He then told the world about the baby.

Following Kim’s daughter’s tour of a nuclear-capable missile launch facility at the end of last year during an exercise, the news also fuels speculation regarding the succession plans of the ruling family. In November 2022, the 39-year-old leader of North Korea watched the launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile at Pyongyang International Airport with his wife, Ri Sol Ju, and other state officials.

One of the South Korean legislators who talked with correspondents on Tuesday said North Korea might direct further rocket tests and military drills before long.

Kim Yo Jong, Kim’s sister, has threatened the United States in recent weeks by promising to transform the Pacific Ocean into North Korea’s personal “firing range” if the United States and its allies do not halt military exercises in the region. This has also sparked a power struggle within the family.

Following yet another North Korean missile test in February, South Korean and Japanese warplanes, as well as long-range supersonic bombers from the United States, displayed their might.

According to photos released by the state-backed Korean Central News Agency, Kim Ju Ae and her father made an appearance once more last month at a banquet to commemorate .She was called the “respected” and “beloved” daughter of the supreme leader, according to the publication.

Yoo stated to reporters, “The intention behind the second-born Kim Ju Ae’s frequent public appearance appears to be an effort to imprint the legitimacy of the hereditary succession of the Kim bloodline.”

The legislator asserts that the North Korean dictator is also in good health, despite reports from last year that Kim had “completely withered away” while working for his people. In 2021, the unusually large leader lost as much as 44 pounds in a single year, according to the NIS.

In the meantime, Youn cited the NIS, which has a questionable track record in reporting on North Korean events, as saying that it was difficult to determine the precise number of North Koreans who had recently died as a result of a worsening food shortage, despite the fact that the death toll does not appear to be severe enough to pose a threat to the North’s system.

The North’s food situation is the worst it has been under Kim’s 11-year rule, according to experts, but they say they don’t see any signs of famine or mass deaths. The COVID-19 pandemic, Pyongyang’s agricultural policy, and an issue with grain distribution were all blamed by the NIS for the most recent food issues.

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