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Mao-uniformen spænder lidt mindre over den runde mave

Nordkoreas diktator har pludselig tabt sig tydeligt. Hvad stikker under, spørger vestlige efterretningstjenester.

Der er blevet meget mindre af Nordkoreas diktator, Kim Jong-un. Han menes at have tabt sig ca. 20 kg på ret kort tid. Nu løber rygterne om, hvad der kan være årsagen.  Billedet her er fra oktober og udsendt af regimets fotobureau. Foto via Reuters This picture taken on October 11, 2021 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 12 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) greets the pilots who performed a demonstration flight during the opening ceremony of the defence development exhibition "Self-Defence-2021" in Pyongyang. (Photo by STR / various sources / AFP) / South Korea OUT / - - -EDITORS NOTE- - - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE - - - / North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends the Defence Development Exhibition, in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on October 12, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE.NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT.NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH KOREA.

Vestlige efterretningstjenester går rutinemæssigt i alarmberedskab, når Nordkoreas diktator melder om nye atommissiler eller sejrrige prøveaffyringer.

Men i den seneste tid er Kim Jong-un helt personligt rykket ind i centrum. Der er blevet synligt mindre af ham. Den tidligere stærkt overvægtige enehersker har tabt sig meget, selv om han stadig kan kaldes trivelig...

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