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British Foreign Secretary William Hague stressed Thursday an international probe into the March sinking of a South Korean naval vessel, which found North Korea responsible, was conducted accurately and objectively.
Hague said North Korea's provocation will deepen the international community's mistrust of the communist regime. "The attack demonstrates a total indifference to human life and a blatant disregard of international obligations," he said, adding Britain and international partners are "committed to working closely with the Republic of Korea (South Korea) as they consider an appropriate multilateral response to this callous act."
Originally posted by Curio
There will be no war over this - SK has too much to lose. I expect some harsh words from the UN and talk of sanctions....maybe some other symbolic stuff....but SK will NOT lose Seoul (we all know it would be destroyed) and undo all these years of becoming a modern and prosperous country, over the sinking of one ship. And that's what they SHOULD do - why drag themselves down to NK's level when their country is 100000x better
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
South Korea is going to the UN about this, so calm down.
It will be some time before anyone decides to blow up half the Korean peninsula.
We have to wait to see if the UN will pass a resolution and if China vetoes or abstains.
Orignially posted by asala
The white house have just responded,
White House says N. Korea's "act of aggression" is "unacceptable behavior" and a "defiance of international law."
U.S: N. Korea must understand that belligerence towards its neighbors and defiance of the international community are signs of weakness.
Originally posted by paradiselost333
I think the response will look weak whatever it may be, to the North anyway. I still can’t believe they are going to get away with this!! Make no mistake; they have gotten away with an unprovoked "attack"!!!
[edit on 19-5-2010 by paradiselost333]
Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by thoughtsfull
Smells like a set up, by the anglo american empire, and do not tell me those people did not prejudge the evidence.
The history of british intelligence and saying they have real evidence on things is very cagey to say the least isn't it. Blair cough cough, stood in the commons and said the same about iraq wmds knowing he was lying.
Originally posted by freetree64
Can you believe this crap!!!! Beligerence!!! They killed South Korean Sailors, and sunk a ship!!!!
“North Korea must understand that belligerence towards its neighbors and defiance of the international community are signs of weakness, not strength,” Gibbs said. “Such unacceptable behavior only deepens North Korea’s isolation. It reinforces the resolve of its neighbors to intensify their cooperation to safeguard peace and stability in the region against all provocations.”
Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon learned of the findings with “heavy heart and serious concern.” “The Secretary-General appreciates the restrained and patient efforts of the Government of the Republic of Korea to investigate this incident in an objective and scientific manner by both domestic and international experts,” said Martin Nesirky, a spokesman for Ban. “The facts laid out in the report are deeply troubling,” he added.