North Korea set for shock arrival as despot Kim’s sister ‘confirms pregnancy’

NORTH Korea is preparing for a high-profile new arrival after Kim Jong-un’s sister confirmed her pregnancy during a recent high-profile visit to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, local media is reporting.

North Korea's most high-profile female official is believed to have confirmed the news while in South Korea.

Kim Yo-Jong told South Korean officials she was expecting a child after she experienced “discomfort” during the trip south.

She is believed to have already given birth once in 2015 although no photos of the child - Kim Jong-un’s nephew or niece - has ever been shared.

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North Korea news: Kim Jong-un's sister Kim Yo Jong is believed to be pregnant

She is one of her brother's most trusted aides and has been photographed recently in high-profile meetings and conferences.

Kim Yo Jong visited South Korea from February 9 to 11 on behalf of her brother.

She attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, where North and South Korean athletes marched together under a joint unification flag.

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The North Korean cheerleaders have arrived in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.



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The 30-year-old was accompanied by Kim Yong, Nam, North Korea’s president and ceremonial leader, during the high-profile trip to South Korea.

During her trip, she delivered an innovation to South Korean president Moon Jae-in for an official visit to meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang.

And she sat just feet from US vice-president Mike Pence during the event's opening ceremony.

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Kim Yo-Jong sitting near US vice-president Mike Pence at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony

One North Korean expert said her visit to South Korea indicated growing indication in Pyongyang for an end to harsh sanctions.

Kim Yong-Hyun of Dongguk University said it showed “the Kim Jong-un regime has ended its co-existence with the remnants of the previous Kim Jong-il regime by carrying out a generational replacement in the party’s key elite posts”.