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Kim Jong Un ‘alive and well,’ South Korea says

North Korea chairman Kim Jong Un. (Kremlin/Released)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “alive and well,” according to South Korean intelligence.

The update comes after days of rumors that Kim was near death or had died after a botched surgery.

“Our government position is firm,” Moon Chung-in, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s main foreign policy adviser, told CNN. “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.”

It was rumored that Kim had received a cardiovascular procedure because of “excessive smoking, obesity, and overwork” and was “in grave danger.”

Kim is reportedly being looked after by a small medical team while recovering. However, satellite images reportedly show Kim’s personal train parked at a station near his luxury compound on the country’s eastern coast for several days.


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