Kim is known to be in Wosan.
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, is back in the world spotlight after he hasn’t appeared in a while. As a result, many rumors circulated that he had died after the operation.The President’s Senior Foreign Policy Adviser, Moon Chung In, dismissed Kim Jong Un’s health rumors. According to Moon, so far Kim has been fine.
Kim Jong Un is still alive and well. He is currently in Wosan, North Korea since April 13. So far, no suspicious movements have been detected,” said Moon, quoted by Sputnik .Rumors about Kim’s deteriorating health have emerged since a week ago. The reason, Kim was not present at the birthday celebration of his grandfather who is also the founder of North Korea, Kim Il-Sung, on April 15 last.
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Foreign Media Reports
This rumor then spread after CNN and the Daily NK released news about Kim Jong Un being in ‘great danger’ after undergoing heart surgery.President of the United States, Donald Trump also spoke up. He and Kim have held discussions and cooperative relationships about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
Trump initially only prayed for the best for Kim. Later, Trump said the CNN report was untrue and not based on official documents.This was also reinforced by evidence that mentioned a senior official from the residence of the unnamed South Korean President, telling Chosun Ilbo that Kim was believed to have lived outside Pyongyang. Precisely with close relatives and carry out their duties as usual.
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Evidence that Kim Jong Un is still alive
On Saturday, April 25, 2020, think-thank 38North, headquartered in Washington, uploaded a satellite image showing the presidential train of Kim Jong Un. The train is parked in the resort area in Wosan, eastern North Korea from April 21 to 23.The Wosan complex itself is believed to be Kim’s main residence outside Pyongyang.North Korean media issued a statement last week, saying Kim had “sent awards” to workers who took part in the construction of Samjiyon City.
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Then, the Korea Central News Agency reported that Kim Jong Un had received a congratulatory telegram from the Secretary General of the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zuganov on the one-year anniversary of North Korea’s visit to Russia in 2019.On April 22, 2020, KCNA said Kim had spoken with Syrian President Bashar Al Asad and thanked him for Kim Il-sung’s birthday.
Kim Jong Un’s disappearance from the public is not the first time this has happened. Previously, Kim had disappeared for 40 days in 2014.At that time, the western media made a similar message by calling Kim dead. However, Kim again appeared before the public wearing a stick.
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Is it true that Kim Jong-un is dying and is critical?
Health condition North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un claimed to be critical after undergoing surgery. The news emerged from US intelligence reports.Recently, Kim is known to have missed his grandfather’s birthday celebration on April 15th. This has led to speculation about his health condition.
According to US intelligence, Kim was not seen for four days before his grandfather’s birthday celebration.Online media based in South Korea, Daily NK, reported Kim had just undergone cardiovascular surgery on April 12, 2020. Kim had to be operated on because of his smoking, obesity and overwork.In addition, Kim is also said to be receiving treatment at a villa in Hyangsan.
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There was no official statement
Quoted from CNN , a South Korean source said top North Korean officials were aware of the news published by the Daily NK.However, the North Korean Government has not issued a statement related to this news.The Blue House of the South Korean Presidency gave a statement of having no evidence related to the news circulating.
“There are a number of recent rumors about Kim’s health (smoking, heart and brain). If Kim is hospitalized, that will explain why he was not present at the important April 15 celebration,” said Bruce Klingner, a senior Heritage Foundation researcher and former deputy head of the CIA division for North Korea.