The north Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived with his armored train to the border city of Khasan, Russia, on April 24, 2019, for a summit with the Russian President in the city of Vladivostok.
By Mélody Husson Garnier
updated may 02, 2020 at 21h58
After several weeks of rumors about his health, Kim Jong-un has taken part in a public appearance Friday, may 1st. According to the Sun, the north Korean leader had marks on his arms, following his recent health troubles.
For the past several weeks, rumors circulated on the state of health of Kim Jong-un. Three weeks after his “disappearance”, the north Korean leader, has re-emerged and participated in the inauguration of a fertilizer plant, Friday, may 1st, as stated by the official news agency KCNA. “The supreme leader Kim Jong-un cuts the ribbon for the inauguration of the factory of phosphate fertilizers of Sunchon”, said KCNA in a dispatch. He “attended the ceremony”, and “all of the participants have launched the cheers !” at his appearance, she added. The news agency also published photos, showing alongside her sister and advisor, Kim Yo Jong.
According to the information of the Sun, Kim Jong-un would have been seen with physical marks, following his recent health troubles. On its website, the tabloid has published photos where the leader appears with what appears to be traces of needles on the level of the arm. “Kim Jong-un is photographed with what looks to be a brand of prick yesterday”, one can read on the website of the Sun, Saturday, may 2. In his article, the tabloid said that one can see a small wound near the right wrist of Kim Jong-un, in a video where we can see a visit to the fertilizer factory. “A brand that was not present during his previous public appearance on April 11″, a meeting of the Politburo that he chaired, adds the Sun.
A worrying state of health ?
According to Daily NK, an online media operated mainly by North Koreans who defected, the leader aged around 35 years would have been operated on for cardiovascular problems, in April last, and then would have been recuperating in a villa of the province of Pyongan North. “The reason of the treatment of cardio-vascular urgent that has been done to Kim was his excessive smoking, obesity and fatigue“, said Daily NK, citing a source in north korea has not been identified.
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