The US intelligence agencies are receiving information that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in grave danger after undergoing cardiovascular surgery .
However. A South Korean government official told the country’s Yonhap news agency that Kim was not seriously ill, contradicting the report.
On Monday, a South Korean media report said that the 36-year-old despot was being treated following a cardiovascular procedure earlier this month
The reclusive leader missed the celebration of the birthday of his grandfather, the nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung, on April 15 thus sparking speculations about his health.
Kim underwent the surgery April 12 at a hospital in the Mount Kumgang resort county of Hyangsan and was recovering at a villa there.
The diminutive dictator’s health has deteriorated in recent months due to heavy smoking, obesity and overwork, the report said.