South Korea’s top spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, said last week that it is difficult to pinpoint the blame for the Cheonan sinking. ABSTRACT. This paper revisits the sinking of a South Korean naval ship called the Cheonan in March , which profoundly undermined the. President Lee Myung-bak told military intelligence confirms sinking of navy corvette by North Korean submarine.

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North Korea: ‘No apology’ for S Korea Cheonan sinking

This would include the cutting of all ties and communications, except for the Kaesong industrial complex. Businesses have been calmed by the South’s response.

China was one of few exceptions, simply terming the incident “unfortunate” and “urged stability on the peninsula”. A South Korean-led official investigation carried out by a team of international experts from South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden [2] [3] presented a summary of its investigation on 20 Mayconcluding that the warship had been sunk by a North Korean torpedo [4] [5] fired by a midget submarine.

On 15 Aprilthe stern section of the ship was winched from the seabed by a large floating cranedrained of water and placed on a barge for transportation to the Pyongtaek navy base. Later on 3 April South Korea called off the rescue operation for the missing cheonaan, after families of the sailors asked for the operation to be suspended for fear of further casualties among the rescue divers.

On 28 March relatives were taken to cheoonan site of the sunken vessel. Near the end of May a sinkkng of Russian Navy submarine and torpedo experts visited South Korea to conduct an assessment of the South Korean led investigation. On 29 May, North Korea warned the United Nations to be wary of evidence presented in the international investigation, likening the case to the claims of weapons of mass destruction that the United States used to justify its war against Iraq in and stated that “the U.


In late MayBruce Cumingsa University of Chicago expert on Korean affairs, commented that the sinking should be regarded as part of long-running tensions in a naval no-man’s land.

North Korea: ‘No apology’ for S Korea Cheonan sinking – BBC News

Korea reconsiders installing electronic signboards against N. Some initial reports suggested that the ship was hit by a North Korean torpedo, and that the South Korean vessel sunking returned fire. Retrieved 5 April There was originally a plan to also use electronic signs, although due to cost, the plan was reportedly being reconsidered.

Department of Public Information. Retrieved 22 May On 17 Aprilit was reported that North Korea officially denied having had anything to do with the sinking, responding to what it referred to as “The puppet military warmongers, right-wing conservative politicians and the group of other traitors in South Korea”.

Archived from the original on 6 June The area is the site of considerable tension between the two states; although it was provided in the armistice agreement for the stalemate of the Korean war that the islands themselves belonged to the South, the sea boundary was not covered by the armisticeand the sinkinh is claimed by the North.

Permanent Mission of France fheonan the United Nations. North Korea denies involvement. Ina documentary film named Project Cheonan Ship chwonan released in South Korea about the sinking, including a number of possible alternative causes for the sinking. The tail section of the torpedo also contained a marking saying ‘number one’ in a North Korea script — the so-called ‘smoking gun’. Retrieved 3 April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Following the sinking, South Korea imposed sanctions against North Koreaknown as the May 24 measures.


Retrieved 26 May Australians to join probe into S.

ROKS Cheonan sinking – Wikipedia

This was speculated chheonan be China’s concern for instability in the Korean Peninsula. Members and relatives of the South Korean navy sought a court injunction to block the film’s release on the basis that the film distorted the facts. See above under Investigation. Some relatives stated that survivors had claimed that the Cheonan had been in a poor state of repair.

According to the Chosun IlboSouth Korean investigators told their journalists that they believe that one or two North Korean submarines, a Yono-class submarine and the other a Sang-O-class submarinedeparted a naval base at Cape Bipagot accompanied by a support ship on 23 March Korea’s reinvestigation proposal alters Cheonan situation”.

South Korea has lifted the stern of the 1,tonne Cheonan, a corvette, which went down near a disputed sea area with North Koreaand experts are examining the wreckage.

On 13 Septemberthe full report was released. Retrieved 24 May Naval engagements of the Korean War — and post-armistice incidents. North Korea responded by putting its troops on high alert, and severed most remaining ties and communications with South Korea in response to what it called a cheona campaign” by Seoul. He reiterated that it was risky to speculate over the cause, and the joint military and civilian investigation team would determine the cause.