Pompeo says no sign of North Korea's Kim Jong Un, real risk of famine in country

Pompeo says no sign of North Korea's Kim Jong Un, real risk of famine in country

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-04-29 22:34

FILE PHOTO - The North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

WASHINGTON: The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health closely, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday (Apr 29), adding there is a real risk of famine in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

North Korean media has not reported on Kim's whereabouts since he presided over a meeting on Apr 11, provoking intense speculation about his health and raising concerns about instability in the nuclear-armed country that could affect other North Asian countries and the United States.

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