Earlier, the media reported on the deterioration of the DPRK leader’s health after his alleged surgical operation. He has not appeared in public since April 11.
Intelligence in South Korea has confirmed that nothing unusual is happening in DPRK against the background of rumors about the illness of the country’s leader Kim Jong-Un. As reported by Reuters on Monday, this was announced at a closed forum in Seoul on Sunday by South Korean unification minister Kim Jong-chul.
“The government has intelligence resources to assert with certainty that nothing unusual is happening in the North”, – the agency quoted the minister as saying.
Earlier, the CNN quoted a source in the U.S. administration as saying that Washington is studying intelligence about the deteriorating health of DPRK leader Kim Jong-un after his alleged surgery. U.S. President Donald Trump later said at a briefing that according to him, the media information is not true. South Korean authorities also claimed that there were no data on Kim Jong-un’s illness, and the Chinese Foreign Ministry questioned the CNN’s source of information. These allegations are also not confirmed by informed sources in Pyongyang.
The DPRK leader has not appeared in public since April 11, when he held a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (CPC) on domestic policy issues. In particular, Kim Jong-un did not attend the annual session of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPC) on 12 April and did not attend the ceremonial ceremony at Kimsun Palace on 15 April to celebrate the 108th anniversary of Kim Il-sung’s birth. Kim Jong-un’s absence from the ranks of the country’s leadership on the main national holiday gave rise to rumors of a possible illness of the DPRK leader, which at present are not commented on by officials of the People’s Republic.Trump denied the news of the forthcoming resignation of the head of the Ministry of Health