North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is in good health despite losing weight. Photo/Military Times
SEOUL – Leader North Korea (Jewelry) Kim Jong-un seems to have lost 44 pounds or nearly 20 kilograms in the past two years. This was revealed by South Korean (South Korean) members of parliament who were briefed by the country’s intelligence agency in a closed meeting.
The massive weight loss has fueled rumors and conspiracies that North Korea is using a Kim Jong-un double, which the South say is untrue.
“South Korea’s National Intelligence Service conducted the assessment based on various scientific methods including artificial intelligence using super-resolution video analysis and stereometric analysis models that measure facial fat and weight,” Kim Byung-kee of the ruling Democratic Party told reporters. Thursday (1/6/2023).
According to South Korean intelligence, Kim Jong-un’s health problems, which are often reported, do not cause serious problems. The analysis also concluded that conspiracy theories suggesting that North Korea may have empowered people who look like Kim Jong-un are not credible.
The most notable change was the disappearance of the official portraits of his father and grandfather, former leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, from the main wall of the official meeting. Instead, the communist regime religiously hung the two portraits in all public areas and individual homes.
“Kim seems to be trying to build a human-friendly image by releasing photos of himself drinking beer and smoking cigarettes with high-ranking officials,” said Byung-Kee.
Kim is more active in appearing in public this year than the previous year. So far, he has been seen through North Korean state media for a total of 70 days in 2021. In contrast, he has appeared 49 times in the same year in 2020.