Conflicting Reports on North Korean Leader Kim’s Health

Apr.21 — The U.S. is seeking details about Kim Jong Un’s health after receiving information that the North Korean leader was in critical condition after undergoing cardiovascular surgery, a U.S. official said. A spokesman at South Korea’s presidential office said there was nothing to confirm on speculation over Kim’s health and nothing unusual has been detected in North Korea so far. Robert Kelly, professor at Pusan National University, shares his views on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

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North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Pyongyang is the country’s capital and largest city.

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