Daily NK, a Seoul-based speciality website, reported late on Monday, citing one unnamed source in North Korea, that Kim was recovering after undergoing the procedure on April 12.
Kim is the unquestioned leader of North Korea and the sole commander of its nuclear arsenal.
An official at the Chinese Communist Party’s International Liaison Department, which deals with North Korea, told Reuters the source did not believe Kim was critically ill. China is North Korea’s only major ally.
It said he was now receiving treatment at a villa in the Mount Myohyang resort north of the capital Pyongyang.
An authoritative U.S. source familiar with internal U.S. government reporting on North Korea questioned the CNN report that Kim was in “grave danger”.
On April 12, North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong Un had visited an airbase and observed drills by fighter jets and attack aircraft.
He was the first North Korean leader to cross the border into South Korea to meet Moon in 2018. »