UN Security Council to consult on ROK warship case: president

14:23, June 05, 2010      

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The president of the UN Security Council, Claude Heller, said on Friday that the 15-nation body will meet over the Republic of Korea (ROK)'s warship sinking case.

"I will initiate consultations with members of the Security Council in order to give an appropriate answer to this request," Heller told reporters here after receiving a letter from the ROK UN ambassador.

Heller said that as president of the Security Council, he will circulate the letter to all Council members, "in order that the Security Council could consider duly this matter and respond in an appropriate manner to this request."

Speaking to reporters after meeting with Heller, Park In-kook, the ROK's permanent representative to the UN, said he has " requested the Security Council for its part (act) in a manner appropriate to gravity of situation."

While expressing hope that "the Security Council will start to proceed in accordance with their practice," Park did not specify what action he would expect the Council to take.

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