OREANDA-NEWS. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not appeared in public for three weeks. This was reported by South Korean news agency Yonhap, citing a statement of the government in Seoul. “The authorities are closely watching this,” the representative of the Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea said. He noted that in January, Kim Jong-un was already out for 21 days.

The continued disappearance of the North Korean leader from public space previously raised suspicions that this was due to his health. After the disappearance in January, Kim Jong-un was lost by the media in April. In the second half of the month, journalists reported of deterioration in the health of the politician against the background of surgery operation. CNN wrote about this with reference to a source in the US administration, as well as the South Korean edition Daily NK. On April 21, the latter informed that Kim Jong-un did not appear in public for 10 days and missed the traditional solemn ceremony on the occasion of the birthday of the founder of the country, his grandfather, Kim Il-sung, which was held on April 15. According to Daily NK, Kim Jong-un underwent a heart surgery.