A South Korean official said on Sunday (May 3) that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had neither had any surgery nor any other treatment. The official’s claim comes amid continued speculation about Kim’s health, which has not been publicly known in recent days, despite Kim’s appearance.
North Korea said on Saturday (May 2) that Kim had attended an event on Friday (May 1) to mark the completion of the Uvrak factory near Pyongyang. He was first seen in public in the last 20 days.
In the video footage released by the North Korean state media, Kim’s reappearance put an end to speculation that he is either very ill or may have died, but some media organizations and Critics are still questioning Kim’s health. They are referring to those moments where Kim’s style of walking in the factory program seems a bit harsh.
According to Rashtrapati Bhavan Blue House, a senior official of South Korea’s presidential office told reporters on Sunday that the government was confident that Kim had no surgery, no treatment.
One of the most secretive countries in the world, South Korea has a disproportionate record in verifying activities in North Korea. But when rumors began circulating about Kim’s health in recent weeks, the South Korean government strongly dismissed her as unfounded and said no unusual activity took place in North Korea. This is not the first time Kim has not appeared in public for a long time. Earlier in 2014, he went missing for six weeks.