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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Sends ‘Verbal Message’ To Xi Jinping: Report

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Sends 'Verbal Message' To Xi Jinping: Report

Kim Jong Un was absent for weeks earlier than reappearing on May 2 at a manufacturing unit opening. (File)

Seoul:

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has despatched a “verbal message” to Chinese chief Xi Jinping, state media KCNA reported Friday, after weeks of hypothesis about his well being.

The information company didn’t clarify what it meant by a “verbal message,” and it was not clear if Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping had spoken instantly.

The message was “in connection with the fact that China is registering success in preventing the COVID-19 infection,” in response to KCNA, with Kim Jong Un extending his “warm greetings” to Xi Jinping.

Rumors about Kim Jong Un’s well being have been swirling since his conspicuous no-show at April 15 celebrations for the birthday of his grandfather, the North’s founder — an important day within the nation’s political calendar.

He was absent for weeks earlier than reappearing on May 2 at a manufacturing unit opening.

Kim Jong Un’s short-term disappearance triggered a sequence of fevered rumors and unconfirmed studies over his situation, whereas the United States and South Korea insisted that they had no info to consider any of the conjecture was true.

The North additionally lashed out on the South early Friday over latest navy workout routines carried out by Seoul.

“Such reckless move of the military warmongers of the south side is the height of the military confrontation which would leave tongue-tied even their master,” KCNA quoted a North Korean navy spokesperson as saying.

“This is a grave provocation which can never be overlooked and this situation demands a necessary reaction from us,” the spokesperson reportedly stated.

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