On this file picture taken on June 30, 2019, US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s chief Kim Jong-un stand on North Korean soil whereas strolling to South Korea within the Demilitarized Zone(DMZ), in Panmunjom, Korea. Brendan Smialowski / AFP
US President Donald Trump on Monday appeared to verify that North Korean chief Kim Jong Un is alive, saying he wished him properly after days of hypothesis over the dictator’s whereabouts.
Requested if he had new details about Kim’s well being, Trump mentioned “yes, I do have a very good idea, but I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him well.”
“I hope he’s fine,” Trump continued, talking at a White Home press convention. “I do know how he’s doing, relatively speaking.”
Trump mentioned the media would “probably be hearing in the not-too-distant future” about Kim.
Conjecture has grown since Kim’s conspicuous no-show at April 15 celebrations for the birthday of his grandfather Kim Il Sung, the North’s founder — an important day within the nation’s political calendar.
Kim has not made a public look since presiding over a Employees’ Celebration politburo assembly on April 11, and the next day state media reported on him inspecting fighter jets at an air protection unit.
Amid media experiences that he was in poor health and hypothesis that he would possibly even have died, a high safety adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in mentioned Sunday that Kim was in truth “alive and well.”