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A North Korean bodyguard faces the wrath of Kim Jong-un after the leader was spotted with mysterious white stains on his clothes at a missile launch.
The dictator was photographed last week inspecting the launch of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) thought to be capable of reaching the US.
However, propaganda pictures of the occasion captured strange white stains on his coat at the wrist and waist and another on his suit jacket near the buttons.
While it appears Jong-Un may have scuffed his clothes on wet paint, it is feared that his staff will be punished for failing to protect him.
Michael Madden, an expert on the North Korean elite, said those responsible faced demotions or hard labour, but execution could not be ruled out.
Kim Jong-un seen with a mysterious white stain on his clothes at a missile launch
Michael Madden, an expert on the North Korean elite, said it is most likely paint that caused the stains
'Personnel who have irritated the supreme leader are usually punished with demotions, hardship assignments or labour education', he said.
'It is unlikely that anyone will get shot over something like this - unless the leader is feeling particularly mercurial.
'But if he got angry about this then a few people will probably get sent to a construction site