South Korea’s foreign minister said sure Cheonan warship sunk by North Korean torpedo (map)
data for: April 24, in the waters near South Korea paekyong staff in salvage “security” guard ship bow.
SEOUL, May 19 (Reporter DPRK), according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency and YTN television reported that the South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan in Seoul said 19 have been identified as leading to “security” reasons guard ship sinking a torpedo explosion.
According to reports, the day Yu Myung-hwan in the European Union Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting, said: “Joint Mission After lengthy investigations to identify the cause of the incident.” He said, will be formally released the South Korean government findings, and thus broken, however, careful to take appropriate measures.
Yu Myung-hwan said: “The South Korean government to take measures to prevent the recurrence of harm peace and stability in Northeast Asia, the provocation, in the region build a more stable order,” “in the ‘Tian’ incident to take appropriate The measures, South Korea will continue to realize the denuclearization of North Korea to cooperate with relevant countries. “He said there was no international assistance, the South Korean government’s measures to be effective.
According to reports, after a reporter asked, “Is North Korea sank ‘Tian’ number,” Yu Myung-hwan said: “I’m sure so.” For “whether the UN Security Council,” the question, Yu Myung-hwan said: “It is too early to talk about this issue should await the findings tomorrow.”
Korean Central News Agency April 17 article published military commentator, said, “security” guard ship North Korea has nothing to do with the sinking. The article said that South Korean authorities and the media did not investigate “security” reasons guard ship sank before openly put the event together with the DPRK is “folly.”
“security” guard ship on March 26 evening in the western waters of duty due to an explosion sank the ship, only 58 of 104 officers and men survived. South Korea to salvage personnel April 15 and 24 have the “security” aft and bow salvage, and ship crew members found 40 bodies. South Korean government said it would an objective, scientific and thorough identification of “security” the truth of the accident, be held responsible. Including the South Korean military, private individuals and foreign experts, including the preliminary joint mission that “security” is for “non-contact underwater explosion” and sank, and scheduled for May 20 an official investigation into the cause the incident released Conclusion.