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article imageClinton: Report proves North Korea attacked South Korean warship

By Leo Reyes     May 21, 2010 in Politics
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a report proves a North Korea submarine attacked the South Korean warship by firing a torpedo that sank the ship. North Korea denied the charges, saying it will retaliate with an "all-out war."
North Korea must face the consequences for its actions, Clinton added.
Speaking in the Japanese capital, Clinton said Friday that the US, Japan, South Korea and China are consulting on an appropriate reaction to an international investigation that blamed North Korea for the incident. She says the report proves a North Korean sub fired a torpedo that sank the ship and that it could no longer be "business as usual" in dealing with the matter, according to the
North Korea denied responsibility for the attack, adding it plans to retaliate with an "all-out war."
Early this year, North Korea has threatened South Korea with its nuclear arsenal by firing of nuclear weapons into the southern air space.
Economic sanctions have been imposed on Pyongyang for its continued nuclear arms build up but the communist country appeared to have softened its stance on the nuclear disarmament issues as Pyongyang called for the resumption of talks to finally end the Korean war which ended in a truce in 1953.
The United Nations has maintained that economic sanctions will continue to be imposed while North Korea continues expanding nuclear programs.
The attack on the South Korean warship, if indeed Pyongyang did it, could become another irritant in the stalled talks between the two neighbors.
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