DPRK leader Kim Jong-un in 'grave danger' following heart surgery - Reports

DPRK leader Kim Jong-un in 'grave danger' following heart surgery - Reports
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  • calendar-gray 21 April 2020

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un missed the celebration of his grandfather's birthday on 15 April, resulting in widespread speculation about his well-being, APA reports quoting Sputnik

The South Korean presidential office spokesperson, Kang Min-seok, while commenting on Tuesday on the circulating CNN and Daily NK reports regarding an alleged surgery for DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, stated that "we have nothing to confirm and there has been no unusual activity detected in North Korea", according to the South Korean state-run Yonhap news agency.

Earlier, CNN reported,citing an unnamed US official, that the US is monitoring "intelligence" that DPRK leader Kim Jong-un is in "grave danger" following surgery.

Another unnamed US official told CNN that concerns about the DPRK leader's health are credible but the severity of the ailment is hard to assess.

According to another report by South Korean Daily NK, citing an unnamed source from DPRK, Kim underwent a "cardiovascular surgical procedure" and was said to be mostly recovered, while continuing to receive medical treatment at the Hyangsan Medical Centre, a "dedicated hospital of the Kim family".

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