Pictures of Kim Jong-un during the first public speech in weeks published by state media in North Korea amid speculation about the health of the leader
The crowd “cheered” when a North Korean leader cut the ribbon during the opening of a fertilizer factory, according to KCNA
Kim Jong-un has not appeared in public since he presided over the April meeting, gossiping about his disappearance
Kim’s trip to the factory appeared for the second time, about 50 kilometers from Pyongyang, made public this year, with a previous visit in January. The facility may have a dual use to help North Korea produce yellow uranium dough for weapons, according to the April newspaper Margaret Croy, researcher at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey.