North Korea recalls key ambassadors back to Pyongyang as tensions escalate

There's more evidence of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea with the reclusive nation ordering its top ambassadors to return to Pyongyang.

South Korean news agency, Yonhap News, reports three envoys who are ambassadors to China, Russia and the United Nations have been recalled to their home country for "what appears to be a meeting of foreign diplomatic missions."

It's unclear how many other ambassadors will be returning to Pyongyang but South Korea believes their recall could signal more provocative threats to the U.S.

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1. While Kim Jong Un's birthday on January 8 is a national holiday, it is unknown exactly how old the North Korean leader is. It's widely believed he is in his early-mid thirties. In 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department listed his birth year as 1984 when they placed sanctions on North Korea.

 (KCNA via REUTERS)

2. Kim Jong Un is the world's youngest leader, according to the date listed by the Treasury. 

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3. Kim Jong Un is very passionate about basketball. He is reportedly a big fan of Michael Jordan and has a friendly relationship with Jordan's former Chicago Bulls teammate Dennis Rodman. Rodman has visited the secluded nation multiple times and even sang him "Happy Birthday" before an exhibition game in Jan. 2014. 

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4. Kim Jong Un reportedly has a love for smoking, whiskey and cheese

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5. Kim Jong Un's older half-brother Kim Jong Nam was killed in Feb. 2017 by two women who smeared VX nerve agent on his face at an airport in Kuala Lumpur. The women were arrested following his death. Many believe the hit was directed by North Korea. 

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6. Kim Jong Un has two college degrees. One is in physics from Kim il Sung University and another as an Army officer obtained from the Kim Il Sung Military University.

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7. Kim Jong Un attended boarding school in Switzerland. It is widely disputed how much time he spent at the school. Most reports say he was abroad from 1998-2000. 

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8. Kim Jong Un is the only general in the world that does not have any military experience. 

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9. He married Ri Sol Ju in 2009. The couple has at least one daughter named Ju Ae. 

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10. Kim Jong Un had his uncle Jang Song Thaek arrested and executed for treachery in 2013. 

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11. Kim Jong Un hand selected North Korea's first all-female music group -- Moranbong Band. They made their debut in 2012. 

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The latest comes as President Trump, leading into the weekend, tweeted: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!"

Trump has ramped up his tough talks since the UN's unanimous passing of tough sanctions on North Korea. Trump recently warned of "fire and fury" should North Korea go through its threat to attack the US territory of Guam. The island's governor is firmly standing with the President who claims all the attention will boost tourism there "tenfold."

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