Kim Jong-un made public appearance, North Korea says

Kim Jong Un was reported to have attended a ribbon-cutting event at the Sunchon fertilizer factory, in the North Korean leader’s first public appearance in state media in 21 days.

Iran Press/Asia: Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator, has appeared in public for the first time in three weeks, according to South Korea’s state news agency. Kim Jong Un whose health and whereabouts has been under intense scrutiny, attended an opening of a fertilizer factory at Sunchon on May 1, according to Yonhap, citing North Korean media.

The North Korean leader, who reportedly cut the ribbon at the ceremony, last visited the facility which lies just 50 kilometers north of Pyongyang in January.

Speaking at the opening of the factory, he hailed the project as the “first success” of last December’s 5th Plenary Meeting of 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and its goal of having the country “break through the barriers” imposed on it by sanctions and economic pressure.


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