ANGER IN CAMBODIA AS US WANTS 50-YEAR-OLD DEBT REPAID

SEN SAID THE US HAD NO RIGHT TO DEMAND REPAYMENT OF A DEBT THAT WAS BLOOD-STAINED FROM US BOMBING OF CAMBODIAN TERRITORY DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.

A RECURRING DEMAND BY THE UNITED STATES THAT CAMBODIA REPAY 500M IN WAR DEBT HAS PROMPTED FURY IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATION.

"The US intervention in Cambodia was easily the most controversial that we had in that era.
During that time, the US dropped more than 500,000 tonnes of explosives on Cambodia's countryside.
Sen said the US had no right to demand repayment of a debt that was "blood-stained" from US bombing of Cambodian territory during the Vietnam war.

A recurring demand by the United States that Cambodia repay $500m in "war debt" has prompted fury in the Southeast Asian nation.  The loan started out as $274m in the 1970s, which the US says was used for food supplies,...

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