S. Korean ship sinking discussions to continue at UN: S. Korean foreign ministry

16:40, June 21, 2010      

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South Korea's foreign ministry said Monday that unofficial discussions among UN envoys over the sinking of a South Korean warship will continue, responding to a claim that Seoul's diplomatic momentum to censure Pyongyang has died down.

Top envoys of the UN Security Council will be away for a little less than a month since June 19 as they are scheduled to visit Afghanistan and Turkey, but unofficial discussions among deputy ambassadors and other UN officials can still go on, Seoul's foreign ministry spokesman Kim Young-sun told reporters in a briefing.

Kim's remark came as a response to some claims here that Seoul' s diplomatic push to hold the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accountable for its alleged torpedo attack that sank a South Korean warship in late March has slowed down at the UN.

Seoul, aiming to adopt a new resolution condemning the DPRK or a strongly worded presidential statement, officially referred the case to the UN and has been seeking support from members of the Council.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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