Kim Jong Un Celebrates Satellite Launch With Daughter

Kim Ju Ae is pictured by her father's side
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2023 7:40 AM CST
Kim Jong Un Celebrates Satellite Launch With Daughter
This photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, right, and his daughter attend a party in the celebration of the launch of a spy satellite in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Nov. 23, 2023.   (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

All those who attended a Thursday banquet to celebrate North Korea's first spy satellite reaching orbit "enthusiastically cheered, expressing thanks to the great father who finally ensured the successful launch," state media reported, per the Guardian. The group included Kim Jong Un's young daughter. Photos show Kim Ju Ae alongside her father as they greeted workers with the National Aerospace Technology Administration as well as at the banquet.

At the reception, which the BBC reports was also attended by wife Ri Sol Ju, Kim said the launch "had propelled the country into a new era of space power" and noted "the possession of reconnaissance satellite is a full-fledged exercise of the right to self-defense." (South Korea says it will know within days whether the North's satellite is working.)

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