Clinton calls for international action on North Korea
In a joint press conference here with South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan yesterday, Clinton said she applauded President Lee Myung-bak for his "firm, patient and deliberate" approach to the Cheonan sinking on March 26.
"The international, independent investigation was objective, the evidence overwhelming, the conclusion inescapable," Clinton said. "As President Lee said in his strong and dignified speech to the nation, we cannot turn a blind eye to belligerence and provocation."
Clinton was making a half-day stop in Seoul, after her trips to Japan and China. She met President Lee and Foreign Minister Yu to discuss where the two countries will go from here in the post-Cheonan diplomacy.
Clinton said the two nations will be "working together to chart a course of action" at the United Nations Security Council, which South Korea hopes will levy punitive measures on North Korea.
*The full version of the article can be read in tomorrow’s edition of the JoongAng Daily.
By Yoo Jee-ho Staff Reporter [email@example.com]