S.Korean mission in UN formally refers Cheonan case to rotating presidency of UNSC

14:19, June 05, 2010      

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South Korea formally referred the case of a warship sinking to the United Nations Security Council ( UNSC), Seoul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on Friday.

The South Korean mission in the United Nations delivered a letter to Mexico, the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of June, at around 11:00 a.m. local time ( 1500 GMT), according to the ministry.

In the latter, the ministry said that the joint probe team involving civil and military experts has confirmed that the sinking of the country's warship Cheonan was caused by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s torpedo attack.

The DPRK's move, which constitutes a military provocation that posed a threat to the peace and stability in the world, is in contravention of the Charter of the United Nations and the Korean War Armistice Agreement, it said, urging the UN Security Council to discuss the issue and take firm measures to punish the DPRK.

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