Kim Jong Un makes public appearance after three weeks of secrecy – North Korea

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Kim Jong Un makes public appearance after three weeks of secrecy – North Korea

Kim Jong Un seen after 3 weeks absence

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Kim Jong Un makes public appearance after three weeks of secrecy. The state media reported that Kim Jong Un visited a fertilizer factory in South Pyongan, North Korea on May 1st. An image of Kim was provided by KCNA.

North Korea: Controversies and rumors go hand in hand with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He was thought dead or suffering from serious illness as he didn’t make any public appearance for three weeks. Countries all over the world were looking at him for official announcements.

After 3 weeks of solitude, finally, Kim was seen attending the May Day opening of a fertilizer factory as reported by the State Media, Korean Central News Agency. It was almost three weeks of absence that got broken.

Kim marked the completion of the Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory northeast of the capital Pyongyang, the official Korean Central News Agency reported early Saturday. State media released photos showing the North Korean leader in a black Mao suit cutting a ribbon outside the facility, which non-proliferation experts say could be used to help produce fissile material for nuclear bombs.

The appearance wasn’t immediately corroborated by officials in Washington and Seoul, and U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korea’s presidential office declined to comment. Kim’s conspicuous absence had fueled speculation about succession plans in a hereditary dynasty ruled by his family since North Korea’s founding after World War Two, with a nuclear arsenal that has become more potent since he took power in late 2011.

Kim, 36, was joined by several aides, one of whom appeared to be holding a slender white stick. Among those present were Premier Kim Jae Ryong, former Premier Pak Pong Ju and Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who has recently been the focus of commentary that she would take over from her brother in the event of his death. One photo showed her sitting by Kim Jong Un’s side.

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