Kim Jong-un is still alive and healthy, according to a safety adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. There have been speculations about the health of the North Korean leader for some time.
“Our government’s position is clear: Kim Jong-un is alive and in good health,” Moon Chung-told US news channel CNN on Sunday.
“He’s been staying in the Wonsan region since April 13. No suspicious movements have been detected so far. “
Kim Jong-un’s notable absence at the celebration of the birth of his grandfather Kim Il-Sung on April 15 sparked a series of rumours about his health. It has been since April 11 and 12 that Kim has appeared in public.
Last week, CNN reported based on an intelligence source that Kim was in critical condition following heart surgery.
North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported on Sunday that Kim sent thanks to employees who helped redesign the city of Samjiyon. It is difficult to determine whether this reporting is correct.
The American monitoring website 38 North, which monitors developments in North Korea, reported on Sunday that a train was suspected of being Kim Jong-un in the North Korean city of Wonsan.