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Kim Jong Un's Wife Afforded New Level Of Respect in North Korean Media

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Kim Jong Un's Wife Afforded New Level Of Respect in North Korean Media

Kim Jong Un's Wife Afforded New Level Of Respect in North Korean Media

(CNN)Ri Sol Ju, wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been afforded a new title in the country's state media, a move that analysts say could signal an evolution in the power structure of the reclusive country.

Referred to in a KCNA report as the "respected First Lady," paired with an honorific reserved for respected members of society, the title is a step up from the usual "comrade" that she had previously been afforded.

North Korea watcher Peter Ward, a writer for NK News, a blog which follows North Korean political developments, posted on Twitter that the change in title was a sign that Ri "is getting her own personality cult."

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