Where is the leader of one of the world's most isolated countries? Speculation about Kim Jong-un is spreading worldwide.
If the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is not sick, he is guaranteed dead - at least politically.
That is the thinking behind a wave of rumors that the 31-year-old 'great successor' of his feared father Kim Jong-il has been removed from power in a coup.
Kim Jong Un came to power when his father died in 2011, and one of spelkulationerne is that is that one or more guards from his father's reign, removed Kim Jong-un politically.
Everybody is talking about it. But no one knows for sure.
- It has never happened before
The world has not seen the head of one of the world's most isolated countries since September 4.
And quite surprisingly three top officials Saturday traveled to South Korea to see the Asian Games - and make it clear that they are prepared for diplomatic negotiations with South Korea as early as late October, CNN wrote.
Such talk has taken place before.
But this approach is still surprising to analysts. For what is behind this spontaneous trip to South Korea?
- I do not think that anyone outside of North Korea actually knows, Michael Green, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in the United States said.
- It's the number two and three in the Norh Korean regime who traveled out of North Korea together, after Kim Jong-un and his wife has been missing for several weeks. This has never happened before, Michael Green said to CNN .
Another speculation to be reckoned with in the flurry of theories is that Kim Jong Un is actually just sick. For he is known as a man living the life, with a big belly and diabetes as a result.
It is also the official word from North Korea, where the state television has announced that the country's leader is ill or feeling 'discomfort'.
If he is recovering from an illness or has been deprived of his duties as North Korea's leader, is left to speculation.
- Something not right. There's something strange about it. However they do weird stuff that surprises us, defense and security researcher Jeffrey Lewis of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, said to LA Times.
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