New pictures suggesting Kim Jong-un has not too long ago shed a number of kilos have sparked recent hypothesis concerning the well being of the autocratic chief who retains an iron grip over nuclear-capable North Korea.
Kim, whose hefty physique has lengthy prompted debate about persistent ailments that might impair his potential to guide, was a slimmer model of himself in state media footage and pictures launched this week after he reappeared for the primary time in virtually a month at a gathering of the ruling politburo.
In one video shot by KCTV, he walks alongside a panelled hall in the direction of the assembly, the black trousers of his signature darkish buttoned go well with visibly baggier than standard.
NK News, a Seoul-based web site, reported that its personal evaluation of state media pictures revealed that Kim’s luxurious watch gave the impression to be mounted extra tightly than earlier than “round an apparently slimmer wrist.”
It mentioned the size of the strap previous the buckle on the $12,000 watch appeared longer than throughout current appearances in November 2020 and March 2021.