North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un in “Grave Condition” After Surgery
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is reportedly in “grave condition” after a medical procedure, according to CNN.
The network cites an unnamed U.S. official who claims the intelligence community has learned of Jong-un’s critical condition.
Kim last appeared in public on April 11th, and later missed a state celebration of his father’s birthday, raising questions as to his whereabouts. The absolute leader has been confirmed to suffer from a variety of health problems before.
A website maintained by North Korean exiles and dissidents maintains that Kim Jong Un is currently housed at a resort, after undergoing surgery for unspecified cardiovascular conditions. Some coronavirus patients with heart problems suffer from complications from the disease, with many dying.
North Korea has published coronavirus statistics that are even more doubtful than China’s, claiming for months the disease hadn’t yet surfaced in the hermit kingdom. It was only earlier this month that a North Korean public health official admitted the virus had been present in the country since late March.
Big League Politics will continue to monitor the situation.