FM Noncommittal About Response to Cheonan Sinking

      April 21, 2010 09:43

      Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan on Tuesday declined to commit himself to any course of action the government could take in response to the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan on March 26. "We need to consider our moves with all options on the table, rather than talk about any possible concrete action," he said.

      Yu was speaking at a press briefing when asked if he believed it would be possible to invoke the right to self-defense and take military action if it is confirmed that North Korea was behind the sinking of the Cheonan.

      "The Foreign Ministry is considering options with a focus on diplomatic measures. Other government agencies will take consistent, cool-headed, but decisive measures," he said.

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