North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is alive and in good health, said South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s security adviser.
In an interview with CNN Moon Special Adviser on National Security, said that the North Korean leader had been in the Wonsan resort since April 13.
“Kim Jong Un is alive and in good health,” the adviser said. “So far no suspicious movements have been detected,” he added.
Kim has not been in the public eye since April 11th, when he hosted a ruling Labor Party meeting on domestic policy issues. On April 12th, he did not attend the annual session of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and for the first time in his reign, on April 15th, he did not attend the ceremony in honor of the birthday of the founder of the North Korean state and his grandfather Kim Il-sung.
The fact that Kim was not seen among the leaders at the country’s most important holidays has raised suspicions about his possible illness. U.S. and South Korean media reported that Kim had undergone a cardiovascular procedure this month, after which he has not yet recovered.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected media reports that Kim was ill, but declined to be revealed when they last contacted.
Satellite images released by the US show that the North Korean leader’s train is at the leader’s residence in the resort of Wonsan. However, the organization said that the presence of the train at this location did not indicate Kim’s health.