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The United States Dispatched Reconnaissance Aircraft To Monitor North Korea

US reconnaissance aircraft reportedly flew over the Korean Peninsula to monitor North Korea amid speculation about the health status of Kim Jong Un.

Aviation Spots, which tracked aircraft operations on the same day (April 22), tweeted that the US Air Force RC-135W Rivet Joint flew over Seoul and South Korea's Gyeonggi Province, but did not state specific flight time.

Yonhap news agency said that a number of US reconnaissance aircraft have recently appeared in the area because Pyongyang in recent months has moved to strengthen defenses in the context of denuclearization talks with Washington stagnant.

North Korea on April 14 launched a capability of cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles from fighter jets into waters east of the Korean Peninsula (East Sea).

Speculation about Kim Jong Un's health aroused after Kim's absence on the birthday of leader Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-sung) on ​​April 15. The South Korean government has refuted speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was seriously ill and said there were no signs of irregularity from within Korea.

According to Yonhap, a source said Kim was in a coastal city east of Wonsan.

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