(From AFP)

The aunt of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un lives anonymously in the United States, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Kim Jong-un

Ko Yong-suk — who lives with her husband Ri Gang and their three children under assumed names — was the sister of Ko Yong-hui, one of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s wives and mother of Kim Jong-un.

The couple was sent to Switzerland to look after members of the ruling family studying there, including the reclusive state’s current leader.

“He wasn’t a troublemaker but he was short-tempered and had a lack of tolerance,” Ko said of Kim in an interview with the Washington Post in New York City and at her home, which was identified only as “several hours’ drive away”.

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