North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has emerged in public for the first time since May 1, hosting a military meeting, state media KCNA reported, according to Reuters.
“Set forth at the meeting were new policies for further increasing the nuclear war deterrence of the country and putting the strategic armed forces on a high alert operation,” KCNA said.
Photos show a robust-looking Kim sitting at an oversize desk, a white mug in front of him, presiding over rows of attendees.
The Hermit Kingdom leader’s last appearance — after being rumored to be sick or even dead — was to cut the ribbon for the opening of a fertilizer factory.
There was more speculation this week about Kim’s whereabouts after his supreme commander emblem had been erased from North Korean TV.
Some surmised that Kim may have been merely holing up in his lavish seaside estate .