July 08, 2016 11:32
The U.S. State Department believes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was born on Jan. 8, 1984, putting to rest some speculation that puts his year of birth as early as 1982.
The U.S. settled on the birthdate as it backlisted Kim for human rights abuses on Wednesday.
The information came from Kim's aunt Ko Yong-suk, who lives in the U.S. and told the Washington Post in an interview that the North Korean leader is now 32 years old.
For arcane reasons Kim's birthday is a closely guarded secret in the superstitious North.
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