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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
HRC in ROK

HRC in ROK

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton dropped in to Seoul, to meet with and provide a US show of support for ROK President Lee Myung-bak, and South Korea, following the conclusion of the Cheonan […]

May, 26

ROK Defines NK as "Main Enemy," NK Severs All Inter-Korean Contact

Kim So-hyun reports in Korea Herald that ROK officials plan to revive and define the DPRK as “the main enemy” as part of its military response to the sinking of the Cheonan. Another presidential aide […]

May, 26

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