Monday, 13 July 2009

Kim Jong Il dying?

Monday, July 13, 2009 Foreign Policy

Kim Jong Il, the leader of North Korea, allegedly has a fatal form of cancer. A South Korean cable news channel, citing unnamed Chinese and South Korean intelligence sources, reported that that doctors diagnosed Kim with pancreatic cancer when he had a stroke last August.

The highly secretive leader of the nuclear state appeared frail and sickly on state television in April, raising questions about his health. In June, Kim apparently tapped his son, 26-year-old Kim Jong Un, as his successor.

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