North Korea demands $65 trillion from the US....
Will they take a cheque???
Cash-strapped North Korea demanded Thursday that the United States pay almost 65 trillion dollars (S$90.2 trillion) in compensation for six decades of hostility.
The cost of the damage done by the United States since the peninsula was divided in 1945 is estimated at 64.96 trillion dollars, the official news agency said, in a report on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War.
The figure includes 26.1 trillion dollars arising from US "atrocities" which left more than five million North Koreans dead, wounded, kidnapped or missing, KCNA said.
Six decades of US sanctions had caused a loss of 13.7 trillion dollars by 2005 while property losses were estimated at 16.7 trillion dollars, said the agency which also listed a large number of smaller claims.
North Koreans have "the justifiable right" to receive the compensation for their blood, it said.