'No problem at all' for North Korea leader Kim's health, says official

October 5, 2014 1:39 AM

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'No problem at all' for North Korea leader Kim's health, says official

SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior North Korean official on a rare visit to South Korea has denied reports that the country's young leader Kim Jong Un is ill, saying there is "no problem at all," a South Korean minister said on Sunday.

Speculation that Kim's unusually long absence from public view may be due to ill health was fueled by a North Korean TV report that he was suffering from "discomfort," which was regarded as an implicit acknowledgement that he was sick.

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