By Josh Smith. SEOUL Reuters - Satellite imagery showing recent movements of luxury boats often used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage near Wonsan provide further indications he has been at the coastal resort, according to experts who monitor the reclusive regime. On Tuesday, North Korea-monitoring website NK PRO reported commercial satellite imagery showed boats often used by Kim had made movements in patterns that suggested he or his entourage may be in the Wonsan area. That followed a report last week by a U. Officials in South Korea and the United States say it is plausible Kim may be staying there, possibly to avoid exposure to the new coronavirus, and have expressed scepticism of media reports he had some kind of serious illness.
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Kumgang area in Kangwon Province to reenergize the international tour of scenic spots in the area of Wonsan and scenic spots on the east coast now in the process of turning into International tourist destinations. Wonsan opened as a trade port in Blockade of Wonsan or the Siege of Wonsan : During the Korean War — from February 16, to July 27, was the longest naval blockade in modern history, lasting days. United States naval forces successfully kept the strategically important city of Wonsan from being used by the North Korean Navy. By war's end the city was a vast shell.
Kim's special train spotted in Wonsan amid rumors over his health: U.S. monitor
According to 38 North, the imagery showed a train "probably belonging to Kim Jong Un has been parked at the Leadership Railway Station servicing his Wonsan compound since at least April It was not present on April 15 but was present on both April 21 and 23," it said. The report came as rumors about his health have spread as Kim apparently skipped an important annual visit to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of the April 15 birthday of late state founder and his grandfather, Kim Il-sung. CNN intensified the speculation by reporting earlier last week that the United States is looking into intelligence that Kim is "in grave danger" after surgery. Seoul officials have disputed recent media reports about Kim, saying there have been no unusual signs from the North.
A train probably belonging to Kim Jong Un has been parked at the Leadership Railway Station servicing his Wonsan compound since at least April 21, according to commercial satellite imagery. It was not present on April 15 but was present on both April 21 and Imagery indicates the train arrived sometime before April 21 and was still present on April 23, when it appeared to be repositioned for departure. However, there was no indication when that departure might take place.