A TALE OF

Both men have star­tling sim­i­lar­i­ties

New Straits Times - - World -

SEOUL

IN many ways, the two lead­ers on either side of North Korea-United States mis­sile stand-off could not be more dif­fer­ent. In oth­ers, they are star­tlingly sim­i­lar.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has just over­seen his sec­ond test of an in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­sile, bring­ing much of the US main­land within reach and pre­sent­ing US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump with a cri­sis.

But while Py­ongyang has long is­sued bel­li­cose threats of nu­clear war, this time it is the leader of the US who is declar­ing that his weapons are “locked and loaded” and promis­ing “fire and fury like the world has never seen”.

“Trump is prob­a­bly the un­like­li­est pres­i­dent of the US you could pos­si­bly imag­ine, whereas Kim was the cho­sen heir,” says

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