Archive for Wednesday, June 16, 2010

N. Korea warns of military response

June 16, 2010

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— North Korea warned Tuesday that its military forces will respond if the U.N. Security Council questions or condemns the country over the sinking of a South Korean navy ship, which it vehemently denies.

At a rare news conference, North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Sin Son Ho demanded that a military investigation team from North Korea be permitted to go to the site of the sinking to verify the result of a South Korean probe “in an objective and scientific way,” which the South has refused to allow.

He said there is “a touch and go situation that a war may break out any time ... on the Korean peninsula due to the reckless military maneuvers of South Korea,” which has accused the North of torpedoing the ship and is seeking U.N. action to punish it.

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