For second time in a row South Korea downplayed the speculation over Kim Jong Un health. South Korea officials said Kim Jong Un is “alive and well.”
“Our government position is firm,” Moon Chung-in, a special adviser on national security to the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, said in an interview with CNN on Sunday. “Kim Jong-un is alive and well.”
He added, Kim Jong Un staying in Wonsan a resort town on the country’s east coast since 13 April, and “no suspicious movement have so far been detected.”
Rumours and speculation over Kim health rife when he missed the celebration of his Grandfather’s 108th birthday on April 15 which is very unusual.
Kim Jong Un last appeared in public was on April 11. Still North Korea officials and States media is silent over Kim Jong Un health.
Last week South Korea had made a similar statement over kim health and said that, “no unusual signs supporting reports about his health conditions have been detected.”
On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump also undervalued the reports that Kim was gravely ill. “I think the report was incorrect,” Trump told reporters, but he declined to say if he had been in touch with North Korean officials
This is not the first time Kim’s absence from public life has sparked rumours about his health. He dropped out of sight in late 2014 but reappeared more than five weeks later using a walking stick. Days later, South Korea’s spy agency said he had undergone surgery to remove a cyst from his ankle.