• April 12, 2021

Amid Rumours Of Kim Jong Un’s Demise, US Scrambles Spy Planes To Monitor North Korea

FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves after a parade for the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea says leader Kim has observed a successful testing of a “newly developed high-tech tactical” weapon. The report Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, from state media didn’t say what sort of weapon it was, although it didn’t appear to be a nuclear or missile related test. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 28, 2020

(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – America has scrambled five spy planes to monitor North Korea amid rumours that Kim Jong Un is gravely ill or has died. 

Four eavesdropping aircraft will try to intercept messages about the Supreme Leader and his health, while one ground surveillance plane will monitor for unusual troop movements.

South Korea has also deployed a spy aircraft over its northern neighbour, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, despite Seoul’s insistence that Kim is alive and well.

Kim Yeon-chul, South Korea’s minister for North Korean affairs, continued to downplay rumours about Kim on Tuesday – saying he had likely disappeared to avoid catching coronavirus and not because he is currently ill. 

Speculation has been swirling around the North Korean dictator since April 15, when he missed a Day of the Sun celebration honouring his grandfather Kim Il-sung. 

Agenda Watchdog

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