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DPRK Permanent Representative Sends Message to President of UNSC

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- Sin Son Ho, permanent representative of the DPRK at the UN, sent the following message to Claude Heller, president of the UNSC, on Tuesday as regards the grave situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula:

On May 20, 2010, the United States and the south Korean authorities released the "investigation result" that forcibly linked the sinking of the south Korean warship "Cheonan" with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The DPRK straight away and totally rejected the "investigation result" and clarified its position that it has nothing to do with the incident, proposing that it will dispatch to the site of the incident its own inspection group of the National Defence Commission in order to conduct an objective evaluation on the "investigation result".

It would be very useful to remind ourselves of the ever more increasing international doubts and criticisms going beyond the internal boundary of south Korea, over the "investigation result" from the very moment of its release.

As days go by, the objective and scientific military analysis and the environment surrounding the incident reveal that the incident is a fabricated scenario, purely out of political and military purposes of the U.S.

The key to resolving the case lies in that the DPRK which is the victim takes an opportunity to verify and confirm the "investigation result" on a scientific and objective basis.

It is imperative for the United Nations Security Council not to step into the same situation as it was once misused as a tool of high handedness and hegemony of the United States by giving legitimacy over to its armed invasion into Iraq, based on a single word of lies of Powell in February 2003.

The United Nations Security Council is strictly duty bound to adhere to the principles of respect for sovereignty and impartiality of UN Member States, as enshrined in the UN Charter.

The United Nations Security Council is an organization with the securing of the global peace and security as a lifeline in its mission. If the United Nations Security Council, as an organization of such a mission, is in its genuine wish for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, where a touch and go situation has been created due to the incident of "Cheonan", it should take, first of all, measures that can lead the U.S. and south Korea to receive the inspection group of the National Defence Commission as already proposed by the DPRK, the victim, to help verify the "investigation result".

By doing so, the United Nations Security Council should give utmost priority to bringing to light the very truth of the incident, on an impartial and objective basis.

In case the unilaterally forged "investigation result" is put on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council and open to be debated without the verification of the directly victimized party, it will be more than clear that the sovereignty and security of the DPRK is infringed upon, and by then no one would dare imagine how serious its consequences would be with regard to the peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.

On this occasion I would like to enclose herewith a copy of the answer by the spokesman of the DPRK Foreign Ministry dated 4 June 2010 and kindly request you to circulate it as document of the United Nations Security Council.

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