The situation around North Korea’s current leader, Kim Jong-un, remains questionable at best.
Many conflicting reports have come out over the last few weeks claiming that he was either dead or in a coma.
And there has been a lot of speculation on the table as well about his siuster, Kim Yo-jong, taking his place.
The secretive nature of the nation’s government certainly has not made things easier and has fueled various speculative fronts that seem to be growing stronger.
For now, many continue to suspect that the earlier reports, indicating that Kim Jong-un was in poor health, may have been true.
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❗️🇰🇵 #KimJongun ha tenuto una riunione allargata del Politburo del Comitato centrale del TPC e ha anche visitato diversi distretti della provincia di #HamgyonNamdo colpiti dal tifone #Maysak. Secondo l'agenzia di stampa nordcoreana #KCNA, il segretario del Comitato provinciale del TPC è stato licenziato per aver permesso "decine di vittime" del tifone. Il leader nordcoreano ha inviato una lettera aperta a tutti i membri del TPC di #Pyongyang, esortandoli a partecipare personalmente agli sforzi di ricostruzione. Nella lettera si legge che il Comitato centrale del CPC ha deciso di inviare 12.000 membri del partito dalla capitale ad Hamgyon-Namdo e alle province di #HamgyonPukto.
The nation’s leader has not made any public statement, despite the growing concerns over his wellbeing.
The country’s government has decided to attempt to debunk the rumors by publishing photos of their leader, which they claimed were taken recently.
The photos showed him in good health, taking care of business after the country was a hit by Typhoon Bavi.
The photos implied that there was no problem in the situation around him.
However, many have pointed out that this kind of “proof” can be easily faked, and for now, there is no consensus about the state of Kim Jong-un and what lies ahead for him.
There has also been a lot of speculation about what might happen to the country in the event that he does indeed pass away, with many claiming that his sister could be next in line for the leadership position.
Knowing the country’s tricky politics, however, it is not clear at all if that might be the case or if there is something else lined up behind the scenes.
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Meeting of Executive Policy Council of WPK Central Committee Held. – Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) — The Fourth Meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on August 5. Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meeting. Making conclusions on the matters discussed at the meeting, Kim Jong Un called upon the members of the Executive Policy Council to decisively improve the works of the fields in their charge by displaying high sense of responsibility and devotion, and organize and do every work in a revolutionary way as required by the idea and policy of the Central Committee of the Party by maintaining the correct orientation and the pivot in their works for faithfully implementing the decision of the Central Committee of the Party and by scrupulously organizing the work to do so. -0- – 조선로동당 중앙위원회 제7기 제4차 정무국회의 진행. – (평양 8월 6일발 조선중앙통신) 조선로동당 중앙위원회 제7기 제4차 정무국회의가 8월 5일 당중앙위원회 본부청사에서 진행되였다. 조선로동당 위원장이시며 조선민주주의인민공화국 국무위원회 위원장이시며 조선민주주의인민공화국무력 최고사령관이신 우리 당과 국가,무력의 최고령도자 김정은동지께서 회의에 참가하시였다. 경애하는 최고령도자동지께서는 회의에서 토의된 문제들을 결론하시면서 당중앙위원회 정무국 성원들이 무한한 책임성과 헌신성을 발휘하여 담당한 부문의 사업들을 결정적으로 개선하며 당중앙의 결정을 충실히 집행하기 위한 옳바른 사업방향과 중심을 유지하고 조직사업을 면밀히 짜고들어 모든 사업을 당중앙의 사상과 방침적요구에 맞게 혁명적으로 조직전개해나갈데 대하여 강조하시였다.(끝) – #NorthKorea #DPRK #NorthKoreaNews #DPRKNews #Korea #Pyongyang #KimJongUn
One person had this reaction to the photos: “Bs first they say he’s dead now he’s in a coma; what next he’s actually a Guinea pig, I don’t believe this is really Kim.”
This social media user said the photos were fake or he has been using a body double and added: “Fooled me one time. He been dead, IMO. All recent pictures were stunt doubles. I heard the sister is even crueler than Kim Jong-un but also wicker smart and clever.”
Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2020
This observer asked many questions: “Is the Supreme Leader holding water? He looks swollen. May want to get on some fluid pills. Holding water is not good for the body. Or does He have a new hairstyle? The Supreme Leader also looks pale. Maybe get some sun on His skin and absorb the wonderful vitamins we get from the UV rays. I just want to make sure He is healthy. Who is in charge of this? They need to do a better job of keeping the Supreme Leader’s appearance.”
President Donald Trump tweeted his support for the North Korean leader this week.