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ARF Defers to UNSC on Cheonan While the Battle of the Beancounters Begins

The ASEAN Regional Forum has drafted a statement that conveys “deep concerns” over the sinking of the Cheonan, and calls for the resumption of the Six Party Talks.  The statement essentially defers to the UNSC […]

Jul, 23

DPRK Foreign Minister Departs for ASEAN Regional Forum

DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun arrived in Beijing, making his way to Hanoi to attend ASEAN’s regional forum on Friday (23 July).  KCNA announced Pak’s departure and his itinerary: A DPRK delegation headed by […]

Jul, 21
UNSC Statement Accuses Nobody in Cheonan; KPA Accepts Invitation for Working Level Talks W/US Military over Cheonan

UNSC Statement Accuses Nobody in Cheonan; KPA Accepts Invitation for Working Level Talks W/US Military over Cheonan

The United Nations Security Council has generated a consensus statement that “condemns the attack which led to the sinking of the Cheonan. . .appropriate and peaceful measures [should] be taken against those responsible.”  The statement […]

Jul, 09
No UNSC Movement on Cheonan

No UNSC Movement on Cheonan

With China’s position unchanged, and the Russian investigation being finalized this week, the United Nations Security Council has yet to reach a decision about penalizing the DPRK for its role in the sinking of the […]

Jul, 06

China Reiterates Call To "Reduce Tensions"

After meeting with ROK President Lee Myung-bak and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao reiterated his country’s neutral position on the DPRK’s role in the sinking of the Cheonan.  Lee Chi-dong reports […]

May, 30

China Cheonan Position Unchanged After Lee-Wen Meeting

Kim Ji-hyun reports in Korea Herald that “China seemed unready to side with Seoul” regarding the conclusions of the Cheonan investigation, after a meeting Friday (28 March) between ROK President Lee Myung-bak and Chinese Premier […]

May, 28

Russia Will Not Pursue Cheonan Matter at UNSC

ITAR-TASS reports that Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced that it will not pursue the Cheonan matter or support its introduction at the UN Security Council. Russia will not bring the South Korean corvette Cheonan sinking incident […]

May, 26

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