North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s significant weight loss has not affected his ability to rule the hermit kingdom, a South Korean lawmaker briefed by a spy agency said in a new report.
“If there is an abnormality in her health, there should be signs that drugs are being imported to the clinic that looks after Kim’s health, but it was not detected,” Kim Byung said. -kee to reporters Thursday, according to Bloomberg News.
Lawmakers added that the lean leader – who the National Intelligence Service estimated to have lost up to 44 pounds – still holds “multi-hour meetings” and that there is nothing unusual about the way he walks. .
Recent images of the famous reclusive and round leader, who previously weighed 308 pounds, appeared to show the 37-year-old had lost a lot of weight, sparking further speculation about his health.
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The 5-foot-4 leader’s face was noticeably thinner and the strap of his luxury watch is tighter.
Kim’s health has received considerable global attention, as he has not publicly named a successor who could take over the Hermit Kingdom’s advanced nuclear arsenal targeting the United States and its allies if he is. incapacitated.
Last month, a Pyongyang resident told state media that North Koreans were heartbroken by Kim’s “emaciated look”.
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Meanwhile, another lawmaker, Ha Tae-keung, said the spy agency revealed that the Atomic Energy Research Institute had been hacked for days, adding that there was no had no leaks of “the most sensitive information,” Bloomberg reported.
North Korea also attempted to hack the National Fusion Research Institute early last month, Ha said. Both organizations play a major role in nuclear energy research in South Korea.
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