Saturday, June 5, 2010

South Korea Asks U.N. Security Council to Act Against North Korea

North Korea South Korea South Korea submitted a letter yesterday to the U.N. Security Council, asking that the Council "respond in a manner appropriate to the gravity of North Korea's military provocation" after North Korea sank the Cheonan, a South Korean war ship, on March 26, 2010.

Any Security Council action would need to survive a veto by the People's Republic of China, one of the five permanent members of the Security Council and a neighbor of North Korea.

According to the New York Times, immediate action is not expected on South Korea;s request because the Security Council is still working on a sanctions resolution against Iran and a response to Israel's attack of a Turkish ship that was part of a flotilla for Gaza.

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