NATO Spokesman statement on sinking of Republic of Korea's Cheonan

  • Press Release (2010) 068
  • Issued on 20 May. 2010
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  • Last updated: 20 May. 2010 14:46

NATO strongly condemns the North Korean actions which resulted in the sinking of the Cheonan, established in the findings of the multinational investigation. The Alliance expresses its sympathy over the loss of the 46 sailors of the Republic of Korea and condemns the act of aggression that led to their deaths. The sinking of the Cheonan by North Korea constitutes a clear breach of international law and poses a serious threat to the region.

The North Atlantic Council has in the past strongly urged North Korea to refrain from actions which could contribute to raising tensions. Once again, NATO calls upon Pyongyang to fulfill its international obligations.