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DPRK insists on own Cheonan inquiry

07-31-2010 09:46 BJT

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The DPRK says its people and army would probe the truth about the Cheonan warship case "to the end."

The country's official Korean Central News Agency attributed Friday's statement to the nation's representative to the Third Round of DPRK-US Colonel-Level Talks, held at the truce village of Panmunjom.

According to the news bureau, the US proposed the creation of a "Joint Assessment Group" to inspect the DPRK's military bases, during the last round of contact. The DPRK called it "a politically motivated provocation" which infringes upon its sovereignty and dignity.

During the previous meeting, the UN Command proposed that a joint group assess any armistice violations in the March sinking of South Korea's Cheonan naval ship.

The DPRK then demanded a high-level team be dispatched to conduct its own investigation, but South Korea rejected the request. At Friday's talks, the two sides tentatively agreed to meet again on August 9th.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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