June 16, 2010 10:27
Another leftwing activist group calling itself Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea has written to UN Security Council members urging the international body to reinvestigate the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan. The group is the second to write to the council over the sinking in March, for which an international inquiry has blamed North Korea.
The group addressed letters to two permanent UNSC members -- France and the U.K. -- and nine non-permanent members -- Austria, Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, and Uganda.
It delivered the letters to UN headquarters alongside a Korean-American grassroots organization called "Nodutdol" based in New York, urging a "fair and objective" discussion about the sinking.
"South Korean opposition parties, numerous civic groups and civilian experts have raised doubts over the Lee Myung-bak administration's findings in the Cheonan sinking," the group claimed in the letters. "The UNSC should take action to objectively determine the cause of the sinking, given that China has proposed a joint probe by two Koreas, the U.S., and China."
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