Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cheonan investigation slated to conclude next week

Chosun Ilbo reports that consultations are underway between South Korea, the U.S. and China concerning the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan, and the investigation is slated to conclude around May 20.

Kurt Campbell, the U.S. assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs, and Sung Kim, the special envoy for the six-party talks, on Tuesday met with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai in Beijing.

On Thursday, the Deputy Foreign Minister of South Lee, Yong-joon is to fly to Washington to prepare a "two plus two" meeting of foreign and defense ministers, and the speculation is he will also discuss with U.S. officials possible sanctions against the North over the sinking of the Cheonan.

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