Kim Jong-un in ‘Grave Danger’ Following Surgery
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is reportedly in “grave danger” following surgical procedure, CNN reported on Monday night, citing an nameless U.S. official with direct data of the scenario.
There have been rumors of the dictator’s declining well being in current days, after he reportedly missed the nation’s most essential political vacation final week — the birthday celebration of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-un’s grandfather and founding father of the communist tyranny.
NBC’s Kathy Tur sparked additional hypothesis after deleting a tweet citing two U.S. officers who purportedly claimed that the authoritarian is “brain dead.”
“North Korean leader Kim ing Un is brain dead, according to two US officials. He recently had cardiac surgery and slipped into a coma, according to one US current and one former US official,” she wrote in the now-deleted tweet:
She later added that she deleted the tweet “out of an abundance of caution.”
“Waiting on more info. Apologies,” she added:
I’ve deleted that final tweet out of an abundance of warning. Waiting on extra information. Apologies.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) April 21, 2020
South Korea is reportedly investigating the stories of the tyrant’s situation, however officers from South Korea’s Unification Ministry and National Intelligence Service haven’t been in a position to verify the report, in keeping with the AP.
Bloomberg News’s Jennifer Jacobs reported late Monday night that the Trump administration “received information that Kim Jong Un had heart surgery last week and if he’s alive, his health is poor.”
“It’s unclear to US officials if he’s dead or alive,” she continued.
“Trump administration officials are looking into who would be in the line of succession if Kim Jong Un dies or is already dead, I’m told,” she added:
Trump administration officers are trying into who can be in the road of succession if Kim Jong Un dies or is already lifeless, I am advised.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) April 21, 2020
“There have been a number of recent rumors about Kim’s health (smoking, heart, and brain). If Kim is hospitalized, it would explain why he wasn’t present on the important April 15th celebrations,” stated Bruce Klingner, a senior analysis fellow on the Heritage Foundation and former CIA deputy division chief for North Korea.
“But, over the years, there have been a number of false health rumors about Kim Jong-un or his father. We’ll have to wait and see,” he added.
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