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Kim Jong-un has lost a lot of weight. Health problems?




North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has noticeably lost weight since his last public appearance, according to NK News.





Kim Jong-un did not appear in public for about a month, and since then, his new photos, according to the publication, indicate a significant weight loss of the leader of the DPRK.

“If [the sudden weight loss] is due to a medical condition, the fight for his successor's seat may already be happening behind the scenes, and that instability could be a problem for the outside world,” says Vipin Narang, associate professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

On the other hand, Narang believes that Kim Jong-un's weight loss may be a step aimed at increasing his own popularity among the people.

The publication compares photos distributed by North Korean state media, which show the wrist of the leader of the DPRK and his watch — over time, the watch strap is less and less squeezing the wrist of Kim Jong-un.

The article summarizes that changing the weight of the leader of the DPRK does not change his firm and complete control over the political life of the country.



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