Kim Jong Un Remains Absent on Day North Korean Media Celebrates Founding of Armed Forces – Newsweek, Newsweek
The state-controlled media in North Korea focused on the founding of its armed forces on Saturday as its supreme leader Kim Jong Un remained absent amid reports that a Chinese medical team was assessing his health status.
South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that television coverage in the secretive northern state spent the day trumpeting the th anniversary of the birth of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army (KPRA), which falls on April , without the nation’s chief heralding the event.
Hong Kong Satellite Television reported that the supreme leader was dead but this has not been confirmed by US sources with a senior Pentagon official not authorized to speak on the record, telling Newsweek : “North Korean” military readiness remains within historical norms and there is no further evidence to suggest a significant change in defensive posturing or national level leadership changes. “
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