Indeed, the Telegraph portrays this as an attempt to de-mythologize North Korea's leaders and dispel a decades-old belief in "chukjibeop"-the notion that certain people can travel long distances in a short time by folding space".
According to Radio Free Asia, one popular myth in North Korea is that the founder of the nation reportedly used chukjibop in battles against Japanese soldiers when he led a guerilla campaign against Japan, who had occupied all of Korea from 1910 to 1945.
"In realistic terms, a person can not suddenly disappear and reappear by folding space", the article said.
On Thursday, an official at South Korea's unification ministry said that the current regime's trend of demystification is "noteworthy".
Kim Jong-un in 2019.
Past year the secretive dictator failed to reach an agreement in a second summer with President Trump and is now said to be encouraged to reveal his "human" side, urging the North Korean people to stay away from the mystification of their leader.
Kim Jong-un has reportedly been focusing on showing his more human side, following the failure to reach an agreement in a second summit with US President Donald Trump past year.
Urging the people of North Korea to avoid the mystification of their leader, after negotiations with the USA broke down Kim was quoted as saying in state media: "Mystifying a leader's revolutionary activity and appearance would result in covering the truth".
He added: "Absolute loyalty would spring up when (they) are mesmerised by the leader humanly and comradely".
Earlier this month, he made his first appearance in public after 20 days of rumours about his deteriorating health.
"Set forth at the meeting were new policies for further increasing the nuclear war deterrence of the country", the agency reported.
Speaking about the new report, Trump said: "I'd rather not comment on it yet".
"We'll have something to say about it at the appropriate time".