Unification Minister Speculates North Korean Leader’s Daughter Could Be Future Successor

Seoul, South Korea-South Korea's Unification Minister, Kim Yung-ho, discussed the potential for Kim Jong-un's daughter, Ju-ae, to become North Korea's future leader,

According to a new release by Yonhap News Agency, The comments were made during a parliamentary audit session on Friday, where the minister stated that the possibility cannot be ruled out at this time.

Kim Yung-ho referred to Ju-ae's first public appearance on November 18, during which she accompanied her father to the firing of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile. "We need to be open to the possibility when looking at recent activities," the minister said.

The Unification Minister also mentioned that he "has not been able to confirm" whether Kim Jong-un has a son. He elaborated on the current leadership situation in North Korea, stating that while the regime appears stable under Kim Jong-un, the lack of a formal succession system renders it "fundamentally unstable and considerably vulnerable."

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