June 21, 2010 11:52
The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning North Korea for the torpedo attack on the South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan. On the last day of their June session in Strasbourg, EU legislators adopted the first resolution against the communist regime in four years with overwhelming support.
The resolution condemns North Korea for its torpedoing of the Cheonan, saying the attack was a provocative act against peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
The Parliament also supported the South Korean government's referral of the case to the UN Security Council and expressed disappointment with China and Russia for failing to take a clear position on the issue, calling on both countries to exert a positive influence on North Korea. But the resolution states that humanitarian support should continue regardless of the circumstances.
Meanwhile a UN Security Council resolution against North Korea is still waiting for the support of all five permanent council members to pass as backing from veto-holders Russia and China is not forthcoming.
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