North Korea: Kim reportedly promotes sister to politburo

Source: Fox News

“North Korean state media reported Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un had promoted his sister, Kim Yo Jong, making her an alternate member of the country’s top decision-making body, the politburo. Kim’s appointment of his 28-year-old sibling was viewed as a move to further consolidate his power. … In other appointments Saturday, Kim promoted Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol — two of the three men behind Kim’s banned rocket program, Reuters reported. And North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho was named a full member of the politburo, Reuters reported.” (10/08/17)