“The gender of their new child is unknown”, the lawmaker said. USA basketball star Dennis Rodman, who has conducted unofficial “diplomacy” in the reclusive country, has reported that the second child is a girl.
According to information from the NIS, Ri gave birth to her first child in 2010 and the second one in 2013.
During his visit, Rodman revealed that the baby’s name was Ju Ae.
Among his 13 public activities in the cited period, 12 involved Kim inspecting military-related areas, according to Yonhap News Agency’s analysis on North Korea’s state media reports. They are believed to have married in 2009.
The survey, taken from June to August, shows 28.2 percent of defectors think Kim will remain in power for “at least 30 years”, up from 16.7 percent in 2016, when the survey was last conducted.
The Kim family has ruled North Korea since the country’s founding in 1948, but very little is known about its members.
Kim Jong-un’s statements that a missile fired over Japan in the early hours of Tuesday morning was meant to be nothing more than a formal objection to annual military drills between Seoul and Washington now being held in South Korea seemed to suggest the situation would not escalate further.
Analysts only believe Kim Jong-un and Ri Sol-ju have three children because of her unexplained absences and reappearances – it has never been confirmed officially.
Any potential threat that remained from Kim Jong Nam was removed earlier this year, when he was murdered in Kuala Lumpur airport allegedly on the order of Pyongyang.