Nov 27, 2022 - World

Kim Jong-Un's daughter makes second public appearance

Pedestrians walk under a large video screen showing images of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a news update in Tokyo on October 4, 2022

Pedestrians in Tokyo walk by a video screen featuring North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un on Oct. 4. Photo: Richard A. Brooks/AFP via Getty Images

Kim Jong-un's daughter made another public appearance with the North Korean leader during an event over the weekend, per photos released by state media on Sunday.

The big picture: It's the second time this month that the father-daughter pair have appeared publicly together, increasing speculation over which of Kim's family members may succeed him.

  • Kim earlier this month revealed his daughter publicly during the launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, in what was the first confirmed public sighting of the North Korean leader's daughter.

Driving the news: The photos released on Sunday are at an unnamed location with North Korean soldiers, showing the pair posing with what state media said is the Hwasong-17 ICBM.

  • Kim's daughter is shown walking next to her father and holding her father's hand in the photos.

State of play: Kim this weekend said that North Korea's "ultimate goal is to possess the world's most powerful strategic force, the absolute force unprecedented in the century," Reuters reports.

  • Those remarks come after the launch of a Hwasong-17 missile earlier this month, which is a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, per Reuters.

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