Security Council to meet on sinking of Korean ship

08:01, July 09, 2010      

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The UN Security Council is expected to meet behind closed doors late on Thursday to discuss the sinking of a Republic of Korea (ROK) ship, the United Nations announced.

The closed Council meeting will kick off at 4:30 P.m. EDT to discuss how to respond to the sinking of the corvette Cheonan in March, which killed 46 sailors.

On March 26, the South Korean Cheonan, with 104 crew members aboard, went down off the ROK island of Baekryeong off the west coast due to an unexplained explosion.

Seoul said after completing an investigation that the warship was torpedoed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). But Pyongyang has denied its involvement in the incident.

On June 4, the ROK delivered a letter formally requesting the Security Council to take action over the sinking of its warship. The Security Council has not reached any conclusion on the issue yet.

Source: Xinhua

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