Cash-strapped North Korea has demanded the United States pay almost $US65 trillion ($75 trillion) in compensation for six decades of hostility.
The official North Korean news agency, KCNA, says the cost of the damage done by the US since the peninsula was divided in 1945 is estimated at $US64.96 trillion.
The compensation call comes on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the start of the 1950-1953 Korean War.
KCNA said the figure includes $US26.1 trillion arising from US "atrocities" which left more than 5 million North Koreans dead, wounded, kidnapped or missing.
Stupid: on so many levels. It's like Germany seeking restitution from the Allies and Israel for WW1/2 or a drunk driver asking the family of the people he killed to pay for the repairs on his car.
This is really just an example of more crazy ramblings from the communist despot. Nothing should come from it. Obama will most definately laugh it off as I have. Still, it's the best laugh I've had in a while.