Video of North Korea’s Kim opening fertilizer factory quashes rumors
Speculation about Kim’s health circled after he failed to attend a ceremony to mark his grandfather’s birthday on April 15 and did not appear in public for around three weeks.
But officials in the United States and South Korea believe Kim retreated to a beach resort in Wonsan after becoming aware in mid-April that subordinates in his vicinity had suffered from a fever, according to two people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence reports.
There were no obvious signs of health issues in the footage aired Saturday, barring the fact that the 36-year-old Kim is clearly overweight.
He was repeatedly seen strolling around the factory, as well as standing and chatting to aides in several scenes. He used a green buggy to tour the large factory complex with his aides, but that is not an unusual occurrence, and on a couple of occasions he was seen sitting while being briefed on the factory and offering his usual “guidance.”
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[Source: Washington Post]