Published: Sat, February 23, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos ahead of summit

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos ahead of summit

"It is ultimately about the denuclearisation of North Korea. that is the overriding goal that President Trump is seeking to achieve with this summit".

"The constituents whom we represent would very likely welcome another presidential summit with Chairman Kim ..." He expressed hope that Biegun's negotiations with North Korea will be successful to help the upcoming summit produce good results.

Vietnamese Nguyen Huu Thien gets a North Korean leader Kim Jong Un style haircut at a saloon in Hanoi on February 20, 2019. "I'd love to be able to, but in order to do that, we have to do something that's meaningful on the other side", Trump explained.

He has even sculpted a six-foot statue of the brash United States leader, and while Binh's admiration for the reclusive Kim who has overseen North Korea's nuclear ambitions has been slower to emerge, he has grown fond of him.

Curiosity about the prize awarded annually in Norway may have begun after North Korean authorities launched a series of lectures, where they raised the possibility Kim could be awarded the peace prize, RFA's source said.

Conservative news outlets in Seoul voiced worries that the USA will ease some sanctions on North Korea without a "final, fully verified denuclearization".

North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4 million tonnes this year, forcing the regime to nearly halve rations.

Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks
India has long accused Pakistan of harboring and aiding Islamic militants who target its forces in Kashmir. He said they should also note that where such a provocation will take the two countries and the region.

"The American people should know we have the toughest economic sanctions that have ever been placed on North Korea, and we won't release that pressure until such time as we're confident that we've substantially reduced that risk", said Mr Pompeo.

In a separate television interview in the USA capital, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated that the important task is to reduce military threats to American people.

Meanwhile, a North Korean team, led by Kim Chang-son, an official at the State Affairs Commission, has been crisscrossing the city apparently to decide the leader's itinerary, lodging and the summit location.

The impersonator visited Singapore in June before the first summit, where he performed satirical stunts and said he was briefly detained by authorities.

Also to be determined is when and how Kim Jong-un will travel to Hanoi.

The barber is not the only artist in Hanoi paying tribute to the leaders.

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