President Trump tweets appear to confirm Kim Jong Un alive

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FILE – In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing North Korea. Experts say the escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran will diminish already fading hopes for such an outcome and inspire North Korea’s decision-makers to tighten their hold on the weapons they see, perhaps correctly, as their strongest guarantee of survival. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, May 2, 2020, that appears to confirm that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is alive after weeks of speculation of his death.

In President Trump’s tweet, he stated, “I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!” The tweet was followed by photos of Kim at a ribbon cutting ceremony from the day before.

The un-verified photos from the North Korean State Media appear to show the leader’s first public appearance in weeks.

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