Rumours circulating surrounding the health of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s health following his absence from state media
The third-generation hereditary leader of North Korea who came to power after his father’s death in 2011 has no clear successor except 31-year-old sister Kim Jo Yong it is still unclear who would lead the nuclear-armed nation in the event of his incapacitation.
US Senator Lindsey Graham has weighed in on reports Kim Jong Un has died, saying he would not be ‘shocked’ if the North Korean despot was ‘dead or incapacitated’, as the dictator’s 31-year-old sister emerges as his most likely successor.
A train possibly belonging to the North Korean leader was spotted this week at a resort town in the country, according to satellite images reviewed by a Washington, DC-based North Korea monitoring project, 38 North.
However “The train’s presence does not prove the whereabouts of the North Korean leader or indicate anything about his health but it does lend weight to reports that Kim is staying at an elite area on the country’s eastern coast,” the 38 North report said.