North Korea: US Owes Us $65T

...for being so mean to us for the past 60 years
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 25, 2010 8:10 AM CDT
In this undated photo North Korean leader Kim Jong Il gestures while meeting with miners, unseen, at Pyeong-an puk-do in North Korea.   (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)

(Newser) – With the 60th anniversary of the Korean War fast approaching, cash-strapped North Korea is demanding that the US pay it nearly $65 trillion to repay it for the damage caused by those decades of hostility, the AFP reports. According to the regime's inscrutable math, the US owes $26.5 trillion to cover wartime "atrocities," $13.7 trillion in losses from economic sanctions, and $16.7 trillion in property losses.

The country says it's not counting any losses incurred due to sanctions in place since 2006, when it performed a nuclear test. North Korea's news agency says the country has a "justifiable right" to the money—and Newser says "good luck with that."

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