North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who had a heart surgery
earlier this month is in “grave danger” after undergoing procedure, according
to the media reports.
The news channel CNN quoted
a US official as saying that they are monitoring the inputs by intelligence
about Kim’s health. On 15 April, Kim had missed the celebrations of his
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The Korean leader was last seen at a government meeting on 11
April. After the surgery, the 36-year-old leader is said to be recovering at
his private villa in Hyangsan County.
“So far we have detected no unusual signs in North Korea.” The daily also noted that another South Korean official responded to the CNN report via the Yonhap News Agency to state that nothing particularly pointed to Kim’s failing health, saying he had made several public appearances until recently.The Korea Herald quoted Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) spokesperson Kang Min-seok’s text message to reporters.
The Korea Herald quoted Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House)
spokesperson Kang Min-seok’s text message to reporters.
The South Korean online newspaper Daily NK published an
article stating that Kim had undergone the surgery on 12 April. The
procedure was carried out at a hospital in the county of Hyangsan on the
country’s east coast.
Excessive smoking, obesity, and overwork were some of the
reasons told which led to the surgery.
This is not the first time that Kim’s absence in public has triggered speculation about his health. In 2014, State media reported that the North Korean leader was afflicted with an “uncomfortable physical condition” after he was seen with a pronounced limp and he failed to attend a crucial parliamentary session.