South Korea assures the well-being of North Korean leader

With rumours going around about the alleged illness and death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a result of his absence from a key anniversary, the top security adviser to South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has put the rumours to rest.

Kim has not made a public appearance since presiding over a Workers’ Party politburo meeting on April 11. Kim Jong Un was not present at the April 15 celebrations for the birthday of his grandfather Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea, the most important day in the country’s political calendar, raising the suspicion bar quite high.

Moon’s special adviser on national security Moon Chung-in said, “Kim Jong Un is alive and well”. He said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been staying in Wonsan-a resort town in the country’s east-since April 13, adding, “No suspicious movements have so far been detected”.

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