Kim Yo Jongsister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has quickly emerged as one of the most powerful figures in North Korea. He oversees the propaganda department and has assumed new leadership in the country’s foreign policy.
In an interview with Fox News, Sung-Yoon Leeauthor of the book “The Sister,” stated that Kim Yo Jong “is without a doubt the most dangerous woman in the world in Korean history, perhaps in world history.”
Despite his relative youth, “she brings a softer image to the brutal and sexist façade of her nation”Lee said. “It should be taken very seriously”.
Kim Yo Jong first appeared publicly in 2011 alongside her father Kim Jong Il, but remained largely in the background until the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
In “The Sister,” Lee offers a scathing analysis of Kim Jong Un’s regime and his sister’s role in exhibiting his cult of personality. The author notes that Kim Yo Jong demonstrated her propaganda skills at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where she prepared the international debut of her brother.
Since 2020, Kim Yo Jong has issued more than 40 written statements asserting that she directs her country’s foreign policy. According to Lee, Kim Jong-un quickly elevated Kim Yo Jong since the start of the pandemic in 2020. His activities have intensified since March of that year.
According to Lee, in statements made to Amanpour and CompanyKim Yo Jong has a gift for propaganda, deploying words that the expert describes as a “characteristic mix of sarcastic wit loaded with sadism”. The expert notes that Yo Jong has called President Biden and the current and former presidents of South Korea all kinds of unpleasant epithets. In his opinion: “It is easier to digest the insults of a pretty, young woman than her less photogenic brother.”
Analysts consider Kim Yo Jong as a possible successor to Kim Jong-un. The expert believes that she could act as regent for her brother’s children. According to the author, she is the only viable option to occupy the highest position since power must remain within the family. She is capable, ambitious and looks ready to take over the dynasty. Lee insists that North Korea uses her as a diplomatic weapon because of her gender.
He also considers that his authority is worrying, since it is likely that he has control over the country’s nuclear arsenal. Last year, he issued threats of atomic attacks against South Korea, the author explained to FoxNews.
Behind the scenes, Kim Yo Jong is said to be nicknamed “bloodthirsty demon” and “devil woman” due to her ruthless temperament, Lee told The Wall Street Journal.
(With reporting from Fox News, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Amanpour and Company)