SEOUL, April 5 (Reuters) - North Korea threatened on Monday to abandon a search for the remains of U.S. soldiers who went missing during the 1950-53 Korean War, saying Washington would be to blame for the loss.
The statement is likely a move by the destitute North to win cash from Washington, which due to political reasons had suspended joint recovery projects that once brought cash to the reclusive state's depleted coffers, experts said.
"Though lots of U.S. remains are being dug out and scattered here and there in our country, our side will no longer be concerned about it," a North Korean army spokesman was quoted as saying by the state's official KCNA news agency.
In January, the United States rejected a North Korean proposal to reopen talks on finding the remains of U.S. soldiers missing in action (MIA) from the 1950-53 war, saying Pyongyang must first return to negotiations aimed at ending its nuclear arms programme. [ID:nN28120158]
Seeing as that my Great Uncle was killed in a prison camp over there, this makes my blood boil with rage. He never came home, and now he might not forever.
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