폼페이오, 김정은 건강이상설 “보탤 말 없다…北 상황 긴밀주시”
As reports, rumors and intense speculation swirls about the state of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s health,… the U.S. government says it’s closely monitoring what’s going on inside the regime,… again reiterating that they’ve heard nothing new about Kim’s physical condition.
Lee Seung-jae reports.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press briefing Wednesday said Washington is closely watching what’s happening inside North Korea,… amid numerous reports its leader Kim Jong-un is gravely ill.
With so much secrecy surrounding Kim and the lack of further information,… Pompeo insisted there’s nothing else to add other than the fact that they’re following the issue closely.
During Wednesday’s press briefing at the Pentagon,… the Vice Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Hyten, also reiterated that Washington has no information about Kim’s health.
However, he indicated it was the U.S. military’s assumption that Kim Jong-in is still in full control of North Korea and its military.
“So, I assume that Kim Jong-un is still in full control of the Korean nuclear forces and the Korean military forces. I have no reason not to assume that.”
The remarks follows a CNN report on Monday,… that cited an unidentified U.S. official as saying the U.S. was looking into intelligence that Kim Jong-un is in “grave danger” after a surgical procedure.
However,… according to South Korean government officials,… no unusual signs have been detected in the North to suggest something may be wrong with the leader’s health.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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