North Korea's Kim Jong Un said to be in 'grave danger' after surgery

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Published: April 21,2020 03:24 PM
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April 21, 2020: The US intelligence agencies are receiving information that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in grave danger after undergoing surgery, CNN reported on Monday.

April 21, 2020: The US intelligence agencies are receiving information that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in grave danger after undergoing surgery, CNN reported on Monday.



The outlet cited an unnamed US official with direct knowledge of the matter. The CIA, National Security Counsel and State Department didn't immediately comment.



Earlier Monday, a South Korean media report said that the 36-year-old despot was being treated following a cardiovascular procedure earlier this month.



Speculation about Kim's health was raised after he missed the celebration of his late grandfather and state founder Kim Il Sung on April 15, the country's most important holiday.



Kim underwent the surgery April 12 at a hospital in the in the Mount Kumgang resort county of Hyangsan and was recovering at a villa there, reported Daily NK, a website run mostly by North Korean defectors, citing unidentified sources inside the hermit kingdom.



The diminutive dictator's health has deteriorated in recent months due to heavy smoking, obesity and overwork, the report said.



South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs, declined to comment on the report.