While North Korea’s capital Pyongyang planned to host the mass military parades, the country’s Leader, Kim Jong Un, didn’t make any public appearance for over a month.
One of the well-known politicians, Kim Jong-Un, has been North Korea’s Supreme Leader since 2011. The Leader of the W.P.K. is the first Leader of the nation to have been born in the country since its founding in 1948.
Kim Jong Un was referred to as the “Great Successor” on state television after his Father’s passing in December 2011.
On 8 February 2023, Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, is set to host massive military parades, but Kim Jong Un hasn’t been seen in public for over a month.
Where Is Kim Jong-Un Now? Is The Supreme Leader Of North Korea Sick?
According to N.K. News, a South Korean news source, Kim missed the Politburo meeting on Sunday for the third time in his career.
The politician’s extended disappearances sparked questions regarding his health. Several international media outlets speculated that the Leader might be suffering from a severe ailment.
It was not the first time Kim Jong-un’s health issues were discussed in the media. In a similar circumstance, he took a break from public appearances for over 40 days, the most extended period he had ever gone without appearing in public.
Moreover, Kim Jong Un’s absence from a critical state anniversary ceremony on 15 April 2020 raised considerable concerns about his health.
Even the Supreme Leader’s potential death was mentioned in various media outlets. After that, in 2021, he avoided public appearances for more than 35 days and missed military conferences and public gatherings.
Kim Jong Un Returned After A 35-day Absence
Kim Jong Un returned after the second-longest break. Contrary to the speculations, he doesn’t seem to be sick.
Despite skipping a military meeting on Sunday, 5 February, he returned to attend an enlarged C.M.C. (Central Military Commission) meeting on Monday.
He reportedly ordered to increase in combat training and preparation for war.
To counter its neighboring country, the supreme Leader reportedly told the military to boost the number of war tanks, artilleries, and other vital equipment.
There have also been rumors that the military has been ordered to create more powerful missiles with the ability to strike American territory. However, neither of the media sites reported his health issue.
North Korea’s Leader may use the mass military parades to display the newest equipment from his expanding nuclear and missile program, which is causing alarm for the United States and its Asian allies.
North Korea Vowed To Respond to Any Military Actions
According to Fox News, last week, North Korea vowed to respond to any military actions by the U.S.A. with the “most overwhelming nuclear force.”
It denounced American plans to send more sophisticated military equipment, such as bombers and aircraft carriers, to the region and to extend their joint military exercises with South Korea.
Furthermore, in 2022, North Korea launched more than 70 ballistic missiles, some of which may have been nuclear-capable and intended for use against South Korean targets or the U.S. mainland.
It is the response to the more frequent joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea, which the Trump administration had cut back.
North Korea also carried out several launches characterized as simulated nuclear attacks on South Korean and American targets.