Spanish-a North Korean diplomat Cao de Benos asked the journalists not to pursue the sensationalism

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Official Pyongyang for the first time responded to a wave of rumors about the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN.

The President of the Korean friendship Association Alejandro Cao de Benos April 25, wrote on Twitter that information about the illness of Kim Jong-UN, spread by the Western media, is not true.

“It’s official. Information about serious deterioration in the health of our Marshal Kim Jong UN false and malicious. Thank you for your concern, but I asked journalists to verify the source of news and do not chase sensationalism” – said in a tweet.

Esto es OFICIAL: La información sobre el grave estado de salud de nuestro Mariscal Kim Jong Un ES FALSA y malintencionada. Gracias por preocuparse, pero ruego a los periodistas que consulten la fuente de las noticias y sean menos sensacionalistas.

— Alejandro Cao (@DPRK_CAODEBENOS) April 25, 2020

Cao de Benos – a North Korean diplomat of Spanish descent. The DPRK government since 2002, is engaged in attracting visitors, and often gives comments on developments in the country.

Several of the tabloids (in particular, the American The New York Post and The British Daily Mail and Express) with reference to publications in Chinese social network Weibo wrote that the 36-year-old Kim Jong-UN died in the night of April 25, allegedly from complications after heart surgery. Other media wrote that the head of the DPRK is in a coma. The press raised questions that Eun for the first time the Board was not present at the festivities on the occasion of the birthday of the grandfather of North Korean state founder Kim Il sung.