DPRK Denies Sinking S. Korean Warship: Demands Investigation
An NDC Inspection Group was dispatched to South Korea by Kim Jong II in reference to the sinking of the S. Korean warship "Cheonan" which caused 46 deaths by a torpedo attack and was blamed on North Korea. The N. Korean government denied responsibility for this and requested a full investigation to prove that it did not declare covert war actions against its neighboring S. Korea. On May 22, 2010 the north side sent a notice to the south side informing them that the DPRK wanted to send an inspection group through the area under supervision of the south. They insisted that the north should “take a sincere approach” toward the issues and help the situation resolve and get under control to repair relations between the two countries. "It is a universally known fact," according to N. Korea - that the issues related to the West Sea of Korea have been handled by the militaries of the north and the south. There has always been a joint cooperation between the two countries in this area. N. Korea insists there are no grounds whatsoever for the south side to refuse to receive an inspection group of the NDC if the investigation is objective and scientific and involves both governments. The DPRK was refused entry to the area for inspection and Kim Jong II is concerned that the entire situation has been a "charade" of false propaganda facts that have been misleading throughout the press. The United Nations stepped in and is in the process of investigating the incident.
Traitor Lee Myung Bak of south Korea on Monday made public a "statement to the people" over the case of the sinking of a warship of its puppet army, in which he viciously slandered the DPRK again. He formally announced a ban on the passage of DPRK's ships through waters of the south side, "stop to trade and exchange between the south and the north", the exercise of "the right to self-defense" and the reference of the case to the UNSC, daring vociferate about "responsibility" and "apology".
The United Nations formally condemned Friday the sinking of a South Korean warship in March but did not specifically name North Korea, which a multinational probe found culpable in the incident. "The Security Council deplores the attack," the 15-member council said in what is known as a presidential statement. It urged that "appropriate and peaceful measures be taken against those responsible for the incident aimed at the peaceful settlement of the issue."