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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Yo Jong now in charge of North Korea's diplomacy and security

Leader Kim Jong Un focuses on building ideology: South Korea spy report

SEOUL -- Kim Yo Jong, a powerful North Korean official and sister to leader Kim Jong Un, is currently in charge of diplomatic and national security affairs, according to a report by South Korea's top spy agency.

The assessment by Seoul's National Intelligence Service, given to the National Assembly's intelligence committee on Thursday, is based on Kim Yo Jong's promotion to a seat on North Korea's State Affairs Commission, a body that decides key national policies. A lawmaker on the committee disclosed the findings to reporters.

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