Kim Jong Un visits cosmetics factory

Kim Jong-un and wife Ri Sol-ju

Kim Jong-un had paid a visit to the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory together with his wife Ri Sol-ju and sister Kim Yo-jong.

The pictures, released by North Korean's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), show Kim inspecting the Pyongyang Cosmetic Factory.

While we're used to seeing the hermit kingdom's supreme leader cheerily visiting bomb makers and giggling on the sidelines of ballistic missile tests, he eschewed those macho environments to enjoy the pastel colours and soft lighting of the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory.

KIM Jong-un may be threatening nuclear war with the most powerful nation on Earth, but he has made sure his matrimonial relations are warm by taking his wife on a tour of a makeup factory.

Mr Kim Han Sol, who grew up in Macau under Chinese protection as his father was in exile from North Korea, was last seen in March in a video posted on the website of humanitarian group Cheollima Civil Defence.

Over the years many countries have stopped importing luxury goods into North Korea as a result of sanctions.

Ri Sol Ju has been absent from the public eye for much of 2017, with much speculation she gave birth to the pair's third child around the start of the year.

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"It has come to have the dream of the women who want to be more handsome be realised".

During his trip with Ri, Kim said: "The factory produces not only a variety of cosmetics but also provides quality".

Chinese police arrested several North Koreans dispatched to Beijing on suspicion of plotting to murder Kim Jong Un's 22-year-old nephew, South Korea's JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported. Her exact age is unknown and she rarely makes public appearances.

Very little is known about Ri, however South Korean intelligence officials tentatively identified her as a former pop singer for the Pochnobo Electronic Ensemble.

"I can not imagine a condition under which the United States would accept North Korea as a nuclear power".

Though he is better known for his photo ops at military installations and missile test sites, Mr Kim's visit to a cosmetics factory serves an important propaganda objective in telegraphing the legitimacy of Mr Kim's rule to the Pyongyang elite and middle-class.

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