DPRK opposes U.S. move to refer "Cheonan" case to armistice commission

18:35, July 06, 2010      

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea opposes the U.S. move to have the "Cheonan" case discussed at the Military Armistice Commission, the official news agency KCNA reported Tuesday.

"The U.S. had already destroyed by itself the Armistice Agreement and its mechanism. It does not stand to reason that the U.S. is now trying to take them into the "Cheonan" incident," a spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry said.

The spokesman made the comments when answering a question put by the KCNA as regards the fact that the United States is describing the "Cheonan" incident as an "act of violating the Korean Armistice Agreement" and demanding the issue to be referred to the Military Armistice Commission.

The truth behind the "Cheonan" case had not been unveiled yet and South Korea should receive the inspection group dispatched by the National Defense Commission, he said.

The UN Security Council should "abide by the principle of objectivity and impartiality" so as to ascertain the truth of the incident, he added.

On June 27, the head of the DPRK delegation to the DPRK-South Korea general-level military talks sent a notice to the United States, rejecting the proposal for DPRK-U.S. general-level military talks and proposing holding DPRK-South Korea senior military talks, in order to investigate the truth of the "Cheonan" Case.

Source: Xinhua


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