An assistant to the South Korean president said Sunday it was his administration’s legitimate position that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is “alive and well” in the midst of wild theory that Kim is either dead or brain dead.
“Our government position is firm,” Chung-in Moon, an international strategy adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, revealed to Fox News. “Kim Jong Un is alive and well. He has been staying in the Wonsan area since April 13. No suspicious movements have so far been detected.
As Business Insider detailed before Sunday, US and South Korean knowledge offices don’t accept that the North Korean dictator is dead, regardless of the gossipy tidbits that have been flowing for over seven days.
As indicated by a Sunday Washington Post report, bits of gossip about the dictator’s conceivable passing initially started to circulate on April 15, when he was missing from festivities intended to respect his late granddad’s birthday. A South Korea media report said Kim had experienced a cardiovascular procedure on April 12 of every a medical clinic outside Pyongyang — the North Korean capital city — and was recovering, as indicated by the report.
Three government authorities with information on the circumstance revealed to The Washington Post both the US and South Korean governments are distrustful about reports that he is dead or in grave condition. Commercial satellite pictures distributed by 38 North apparently demonstrated what was likely Kim’s train on April 21 and 23 in the waterfront resort city of Wonsan in North Korea, as indicated by the report.
Kim has not been freely observed since April 11.