Donald Trump Dismisses Reports of Kim Jong-un's Critical Health as 'Incorrect'

Donald Trump Dismisses Reports of Kim Jong-un's Critical Health as 'Incorrect'

Donald Trump Dismisses Reports of Kim Jong-un's Critical Health as 'Incorrect'

President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they meet at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, on June 30, 2019.

- I think that the story was wrong, let me just say it this way, " says Trump. I hear the report was an incorrect report.

Trump declined to say if he had direct knowledge from North Korea that Kim was fine.

He as an alternative attacked cable information community CNN, with which the United States chief has an acrimonious relationship.

Jim Sciutto, CNN's chief national security correspondent, said a USA official told him Mr Kim was in "grave danger" after surgery.

"North Korean leader is in grave danger, following a surgery", CNN cited U.S. intelligence officials.

Then, there has been a flurry of conflicting media reports, while the north Korean regime has been unusually silent on the matter.

It said his health had deteriorated since August due to heavy smoking, obesity and overwork, and he was now receiving treatment at a villa in the Mount Myohyang resort north of the capital Pyongyang.

On Tuesday, Trump wished Kim "well" but stopped short of directly commenting on the reclusive leader's health amid reports he underwent surgery.

South Korea, which is still technically at war with the North, earlier said it had seen no unusual movements in its neighbor.

Trump has met Kim thrice in historic summitry and has voiced admiration for him, though hopes have dimmed for reaching a complete settlement. "I hope it was an incorrect report". I hope he's not. I've had a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un.

The ministry said the North's media have scarcely disputed directly any rumors about its leader but usually released reports or photos suggesting that he remains in good health.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un underwent a cardiovascular procedure April 12 at Hyangsan Hospital, according to the Daily NK, an online news source based in South Korea that covers events in North Korea.

On Wednesday, the main headlines from the North's state news agency, KCNA, included pieces on sports equipment, mulberry picking, and a meeting in Bangladesh to study North Korea's "juche" or self-reliance ideology.

But his absence from a key ceremony commemorating the 108th birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung on April 15 has sparked speculation over his health. 'Hopefully I will find out more soon'.

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