SWITZERLAND, MAY 02 – North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong-Un has ended his almost three-week absence from public events with a factory visit, an appearance that will ease, but not end, concern about the stability of the North Korean regime and control of its nuclear arsenal.
This is amidst widespread reports that the North Korean leader was dead or in a vegetative state after a botched surgery.
Today’s Echo reported that Chung-in Moon, South Korea president Moon Jae-in’s foreign policy advisor, had said the North Korea Supreme Leader is instead staying at his holiday resort on the North Korean coast.
Kim presided over a May Day ceremony to mark the completion of the Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory northeast of the capital Pyongyang, the official Korean Central News Agency reported early Saturday. State media released photos showing the North Korean leader in a black Mao suit cutting a ribbon outside the facility, which non-proliferation experts say could be used to help produce fissile material for nuclear bombs.
In one of the press briefings following rumours of Un’s death which was monitored by Today’s Echo’s correspondent, US President Dinald Trump had revealed he knew the truth about the dictator but will not be able to speak about it.
Today’s Echo understands that Donald Trump has declined to comment on Kim’s reemergence besides telling reporters before heading to Camp David for the weekend that he “may” speak with the North Korean leader. “We’ll have something to say about it at the appropriate time,” Trump said.