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N. Korea threatens to stop preserving remains of U.S. soldiers


SEOUL, April 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Monday to stop preserving the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, pressing Washington to resume its search regardless of a nuclear standoff between the two countries.

A joint excavation, which had been a source of hard currency for the impoverished North, came to a halt in 2005 due to tension over Pyongyang's nuclear arms ambitions. The U.S. estimates about 8,000 of its soldiers are buried in the North.