Kim Jong Un has a new little one, and the lack of an official announcement has led North Korea observers to conclude that his newborn child must be a girl.
Reports emerged in late 2012 to that wife of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un gave birth, but there was never an official confirmation one way or the other. That speculation is now over as South Korea confirmed that there is indeed a new Kim in town, Fox News reported.
Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju, was believed to be pregnant after official photos showed what looked to be a baby bump.
The North Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo suggested in October that Ri Sol-ju was trying to wear bulky clothes to hide her pregnancy, and that she was three months pregnant back in August.
Seen as a have a growing presence in the leadership in North Korea, Ri Sol-Ju is believed to have a strong influence on her husband after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il. She has already broken tradition by making multiple public appearances and dressing in short skirts and expensive jewelry.
The birth is significant because the communist regime has evolved into a Marxist-Leninist regime in the 1950s to an Asian family dynasty today, Fox News noted.
“If it was a boy, [the North Koreans] would have made an announcement,” Michael Madden, editor of the online newsletter North Korea Leadership Watch, told the Washington Free Beacon.
Kim Jung-Un is currently hosting an unlikely diplomatic visit. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is visiting the country on a trip centered on spreading basketball as a form of diplomacy.
But critics have attacked Rodman for statements backing Kim Jong-Un and seeming to ignore human rights violations from North Korea.
“I love him,” Rodman said of Kim Jong-Un. “The guy is awesome.”
There is still no official confirmation from North Korea on a baby for Kim Jong-Un and his wife.