North Korean Leader’s Return to Public Eye Affirms Status Quo in Talks

SEOUL—North Korean chief Kim Jong Un’s visual appearance in condition media, immediately after a around…

SEOUL—North Korean chief Kim Jong Un’s visual appearance in condition media, immediately after a around 3-7 days absence established off rumors about his health and fitness, reaffirms a standing quo that is unlikely to shake up stalled denuclearization talks with the U.S. or improve the regime’s pattern of weapons screening.

Mr. Kim’s attendance at an event on Friday, seemingly healthy and in charge, ended speculation of a leadership shake-up that could reorient Pyongyang’s strategy to nuclear talks or provocation. With Kim even now foremost the state, close North Korea…