TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China reportedly has an emergency medical team on standby if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s condition further deteriorates after cardiovascular surgery.
CNN reported Tuesday (April 21) the leader of the hereditary regime is “in grave danger” following surgery and the U.S. is closely monitoring the situation. The article alleges that Kim received the procedure due to “obesity, excessive smoking, and overwork,” citing the online news website Daily NK, based in South Korea.
North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) ran an article Tuesday saying the “Supreme Leader” sent birthday wishes and presents to a number of octogenarians who have contributed to the country. The report did not feature a photo or footage of Kim, nor did it respond to conjecture about his health.