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Taiwans Intelligence Chief: Kim Jong Un Is Sick

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The head of Taiwans intelligence agency suspects that North Korean despot Kim Jong Un is sick, but did not elaborate, saying there are contingency plans in place should Kim be incapacitated or die.

Reports over the past two weeks have claimed that Kim, 36, is either in “grave” health, dead, or in a vegetative state. However, South Korean officials have said he is still alive and in control of the impoverished, communist nation, while President Donald Trump told reporters he is still alive.

Taiwans National Security Bureau Director-General Chiu Kuo-cheng was asked by a lawmaker about whether Kim is gravely ill or deceased, and Chiu said that he is “sick.” Chiu only smiled when he was asked a question about whether the leader is still alive, reported the Taiwan News.

What is described by Washington-based North Korea monitoring project 38 North
What is described by Washington-based North Korea monitoring project 38 North
What is described by Washington-based North Korea monitoring project 38 North as a leadership train station servicing North Korean leader Kim Jong Uns Wonsan complex is seen in a satellite image with graphics taken over Wonsan, North Korea April 21, 2020. (North/Handout via Reuters)

Regarding Kims health and the contingency plan, Chui said that his agency has relevant information but can only divulge it behind closed doors. If that information was revealed, the source could be compromised, he said.

“My answer is from the intelligence that is available and it is not an opinion,” Chiu also remarked, the Taipei Times reported.

If there is a power vacuum in North Koreas leadership, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan would be in the scope of countries that could be affected, Chui said, according to the Taiwan News.

Hu Mu-yuan, Chuis deputy, insisted later that intelligence was “unable to confirm the status of Kim Jong Uns health,” according to the newspaper.

But he stipulated that “from what we know, Kim is still in charge and in control of North Koreas miliRead More – Source