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Jeongmin Kim is a correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. She previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and in the Seoul bureau of Reuters news agency. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is currently staying outside of the DPRK capital accompanied by close aides, South Korea's Blue House said Tuesday, stressing that Seoul has seen no "peculiar" activity out of Pyongyang.
In remarks that follow a single-source report that Kim had undergone a "cardiovascular procedure" and was suffering from ill health -- picked up widely by outlets worldwide Tuesday -- a Blue House official told reporters that Seoul had seen nothing that would confirm the information.