Kim Jong-Il Had a 2nd Stroke: Japanese TV

Report suggests that North Korea leader could be incapacitated
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2008 6:25 AM CST
This photo was released by North Korea's Central News Agency this week to show that Kim Jong-Il is in good health. South Korean and Western intelligence doubt its veracity.   (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
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(Newser) – Uncertainty grew this morning about the health of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Il after a Japanese television station reported that he has suffered a second stroke, Reuters reports. The claim came from a source connected to an American intelligence agency, but South Korean officials rejected the assertion. North Korea has failed to release any proof that Kim is in good health since the stroke he is widely believed to have had in August.