June 11, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
North Korea has sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council rejecting accusations from South Korea that it was behind the sinking of one of its neighbor’s navy ships, saying it was the victim of a U.S.-led conspiracy.
The letter, addressed to the U.N. Security Council president from the North’s permanent representative to the body, followed the filing of a complaint by the South last week demanding action by the international community to deter further aggression.
A team of international investigators led by South Korea’s military said in May that a North Korean submarine torpedoed the corvette Cheonan on March 26, snapping the vessel in half in a blast and killing 46 sailors.
North Korea, through its official media, has already rejected the charge, saying it was a ploy by the South’s President Lee Myung-bak aimed at political gains for his conservative government.