North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, has resurfaced after vanishing for over two weeks following a botched cardiovascular procedure, Your Content is first to learn.
The Supreme Leader made his first public appearance Friday after disappearing for 20 days, South Korea-based Yonhap news agency reports.
The Wonsan complex includes nine large guesthouses and a recreation center including a shooting range, according to 38 North. “Adjacent to the railway station is a small runway that was originally used for light aircraft but was converted in the second half of 2019 into a horse-riding track to match Kim’s latest hobby,” it explained.
38 North released commercial satellite imagery on Saturday showing a railway station used by the Kim family at the Wonsan compound with no train as of April 15, but the presence of carriages on last week.
Wonsan is a coastal town located roughly 200 km east of the capital Pyongyang, facing the Sea of Japan. It has beaches, hot springs and a ski resort, according to investment-seeking delegations that have held presentations in China.
“Wonsan is just one hour away from Russia, China and Japan,” a North Korean government official said at a 2014 investment fair in Dalian, China.
We broke the news … Kim was supposed to be dead, according to reports by several major Chinese-based news agencies.
Shijian Xingzou, Vice Director of HKSTV Hong Kong Satellite Television, vowed that a ‘very solid source’ has told her the North Korean despot, 36, was already dead. Xingzou has over 15 million loyal followers on social media.
While those claims could not be verified independently, the timing of it certainly makes one curious as now China has sent in a medical team.
The weekly Japan-based newspaper Shukan Gendai claimed that Jong Un was frolicking around the countryside when he clutched his chest and fell to the ground. A doctor with him at the time is said to have performed CPR on accompanied him to a hospital.
According to unconfirmed reports, attributed to senior officials in Beijing, an operation to insert a stent went south because the surgeon’s hands were shaking during the operation.
“We can’t confirm anything about the status of Kim Jong un, but what we can do after the coronavirus is over is offer you a gateway into discovering the world’s most secretive country,” a liaison at Visit North Korea in Pyongyang previously told Your Content.
But if his health worsens, his sister is set to replace him, foreign media claims.
“Among the North’s power elite, Kim Yo Jong has the highest chance to inherit power, and I think that possibility is more than 90%,” said analyst Cheong Seong-Chang at the private Sejong Institute in South Korea. “North Korea is like a dynasty, and we can view the Paektu descent as royal blood so it’s unlikely for anyone to raise any issue over Kim Yo Jong taking power.”
Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician who has been the Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011, First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea between 2012 and 2016, and Party Chairman since 2016. He is the second child of Kim Jong-il, who was North Korea’s second leader from 1994 to 2011, and Ko Yong-hui.
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