South Korea refers ship sinking to UN

South Korea has referred the alleged sinking of one of its warships by a North Korean torpedo to the United Nations Security Council, President Lee Myung-Bak said on Friday.

“Today, the Republic of Korea government referred the matter of North Korea’s attack against the Cheonan to the United Nations Security Council,” Lee said in a speech to an annual security forum in Singapore.

“If we think that after a while North Korea’s action will be condoned and that stability on the Korean Peninsula will somehow be maintained, then we would be fooling ourselves because North Korea would once again resort back to attacking others,” he added.

“North Korea must admit its wrongdoing; it must pledge never again to engage in such reprehensible action. This is in the interest of peace. This is in the interest of North Korea.”

Lee said that in the March 26 sinking of the Cheonan, North Korea “violated our sovereignty and attacked our armed forces, which clearly makes this a military provocation.” — AFP

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