Tuesday, July 13, 2010

North Korea delays talks over sinking of Cheonan warship

North Korea has delayed military talks with the US-led United Nations Command over the deadly sinking of the South Korean warship, Cheonan. The meeting would have been the first of its kind since the warship went down in March near the disputed inter-Korean sea border, an incident that sharply raised regional tensions.

The announcement of the delay came less than an hour before the talks were to begin at the border village of Panmunjom.

Hours after that development, the UN Security Council issued a statement which condemned the attack but did not apportion blame - a result hailed by North Korea as a "great diplomatic victory".

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