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May 2010 - South Korea Special Weapons News
- China, Japan, South Korea Hold Summit Amid Korean Peninsula Tensions VOA 29 May 2010 -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and South Korea President Lee Myung-bak began a two-day summit Saturday that is expected to focus on the heightened tensions between the two Koreas.
- S. Korea holds naval drills in Yellow Sea as crisis escalates RIA Novosti 28 May 2010 -- The South Korean Navy started large-scale anti-submarine drills in the Yellow Sea.
- China slams actions harming stability on Korean Peninsula RIA Novosti 28 May 2010 -- Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao: Beijing condemns any actions undermining stability on the Korean Peninsula.
- Anti-DPRK Campaign Termed Open Declaration of War KCNA 27 May 2010 -- Campaign kicked off by south Korea over its warship sinking is provocation and an open declaration of a war.
- S. Korea's Refusal to Receive NDC Inspection under Fire KCNA 27 May 2010 -- The south Korean puppet authorities have persistently refused to receive an inspection group of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
- Mullen: Exercises Will Aim to Stabilize Korean Tensions AFPS 27 May 2010 -- Upcoming training exercises for the U.S. and South Korean militaries are designed to help in controlling and stabilizing the situation.
- Britain Deplores North Korea Action; Supports South Korea Response VOA 27 May 2010 -- British Foreign Secretary Hague: No doubt North Korea was responsible for the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel.
- US Sees China Turning Critical of North Korea VOA 27 May 2010 -- Senior Obama administration officials believe China is reconsidering its support for North Korea in the aftermath of the sinking of a warship.
- China to weigh evidence before blaming N.Korea for warship sinking RIA Novosti 27 May 2010 -- China, North Korea's most important ally, reiterated its reluctance in joining the claim that Pyongyang was behind sinking.
- U.S. praises Russia decision to examine warship's sinking in S.Korea RIA Novosti 27 May 2010 -- Moscow has the right to conduct its own investigation into the recent sinking of a South Korean warship.
- General Staff of KPA Issues Crucial Notice KCNA 27 May 2010 -- The General Staff of the Korean People's Army issued the following crucial notice.
- North Korea Scraps Military Safeguards with South VOA 27 May 2010 -- North Korea says it is discarding military procedures the two sides have agreed to follow for years to ensure a conflict does not get out of hand.
- N.Korea threatens to close S.Korean access to joint industrial zone RIA Novosti 27 May 2010 -- North Korea has threatened to block South Korean access to a joint industrial zone on the border between the two countries.
- New war unlikely over sinking of S.Korean warship - Russian experts RIA Novosti 27 May 2010 -- Russian experts do not expect the sinking of a South Korean warship to provoke a new war.
- Russian expert doubts Pyongyang's involvement in warship sinking RIA Novosti 27 May 2010 -- A leading Russian expert on North Korea: Serious doubts about Pyongyang's involvement into the sinking of South Korea's Cheonan warship.
- Russia To Hold Major Naval Exercises Off Korean Coast RFE/RL 27 May 2010 -- Russia will go ahead with plans to hold naval exercises near North Korea in June despite rising tensions between the two Koreas.
- Press Availability With Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan After their Meeting US Dept. of State 26 May 2010
- Gates, Kitazawa Confer on Korea, Futenma Relocation AFPS 26 May 2010 -- North Korea was at the heart of discussions that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa.
- KPA to Destroy Means of S. Side's Psychological Warfare KCNA 26 May 2010 -- South Korean military have carved slogans for anti-DPRK psychological warfare in the Demilitarized Zone.
- S. Korea's Moves for War Aggression on DPRK Flayed KCNA 26 May 2010 -- Dangerous moves of the south Korean authorities who seek provocations against the DPRK.
- Prevailing Situation Requires Merciless Counter-Actions KCNA 26 May 2010 -- Ssouth Korea called for "punishment" and "retaliation" and urging the international community to slap additional "sanctions" against the DPRK.
- KCNA: Who Got Benefit from "Cheonan Case" KCNA 26 May 2010 -- The United States is taking the lead in disturbing the world after the south Korean authorities announced results of Cheonan investigation.
- Clinton Calls on China to Help Punish North Korea VOA 26 May 2010 -- Secretary of State Clinton met with South Korea's president as efforts get underway to rally global support for measures against North Korea.
- Clinton Says World Must Respond to Sinking of S. Korean Warship VOA 26 May 2010 -- US Secretary of State Clinton: World has a duty to respond to the sinking of a S. Korean warship that has been blamed on N. Korea.
- U.S. State Department hopes to ease tensions between two Koreas RIA Novosti 26 May 2010 -- US Department of State hopes to "influence" North Korea and prevent escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
- Russian experts to look into warship's sinking in S.Korea RIA Novosti 26 May 2010 -- President Medvedev will send a group of Russian experts to examine the results of a probe into the sinking of a South Korean warship.
- Russian military says troops not on high alert in response to Korean crisis RIA Novosti 26 May 2010 -- Russian troops have not been put on high alert following the brewing crisis between North and South Korea.
- S. Korea Plans to Stage Military Exercises KCNA 26 May 2010 -- South Korea mulling a series of war exercises in the waters of the West Sea of Korea.
- North Korea Cuts Some Links with South VOA 26 May 2010 -- North Korea has begun to freeze ties with the South, which already halted most trade with Pyongyang.
- Concluding Joint Statements at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue US Dept. of State 25 May 2010
- Remarks at the Closing of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue US Dept. of State 25 May 2010
- S. Side Warned against Infiltration into DPRK Territory KCNA 25 May 2010 -- South side is perpetrating undisguised intrusions into the maritime boundary line of our side in the waters of the West Sea of Korea.
- KCNA Warns S. Korea's "Theory of Retaliation" KCNA 25 May 2010 -- The south Korean forces dare vociferate about "punishment" and "retaliation" in the wake of their perpetration of an unpardonable act.
- South Korea Sets Responses to North Korean Provocations AFPS 25 May 2010 -- South Korean officials have laid out a full and appropriate response to the North Korean sinking of a South Korean frigate.
- North Korea Cutting All Relations With Seoul VOA 25 May 2010 -- North Korea says it is cutting all relations with South Korea in a dispute about a recent attack on a South Korean warship.
- North Korea Breaks Relations with South Korea VOA 25 May 2010 -- A North Korean spokesman says Pyongyang is severing all relations and cutting communications links with South Korea.
- North Korea severs relations with Southern neighbor RIA Novosti 25 May 2010 -- Pyongyang has announced it will sever all relations with Seoul.
- KPA Officers Accuse S. Regime of Slandering DPRK KCNA 25 May 2010 -- The spokesman for the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued a statement denouncing the south Korean authorities for linking the sinking of warship with the DPRK.
- Military Commentator on Truth behind "Story of Attack by North" KCNA 25 May 2010 -- A military commentator released an article disclosing the truth behind the "story about the north's torpedo attack" on "Cheonan".
- Medvedev calls on Seoul not to allow escalation on Korean Peninsula RIA Novosti 25 May 2010 -- Russian President Medvedev called on his South Korean counterpart to show restraint and not allow the situation to escalate.
- U.S., South Korea Increase Military Exercises Following Attack AFPS 24 May 2010 -- US and ROK militaries will undergo 2 new training exercises in light of last week’s finding that North Korea sank a ROKN ship.
- US Announces New Military Exercises with South Korea VOA 24 May 2010 -- US DoD announced its forces will conduct 2 previously unplanned exercises with South Korea's military in response to the North Korean sinking of a South Korean ship.
- Statement by the Press Secretary on the Republic of Korea The White House 24 May 2010
- Briefing on the Republic of Korea US Dept. of State 24 May 2010
- Clinton: US Support for South Korea 'Unequivocal' VOA 24 May 2010 -- Secretary of State Clinton: US fully supports the measures South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
- S. Korean Forces to Stage War Exercises KCNA 24 May 2010 -- The 1st field command of the south Korean army announced that it would stage field mobile exercises in Kangwon Province.
- N.Korea threatens to destroy South's 'psychological' loudspeakers in demilitarized zone RIA Novosti 24 May 2010 -- North Korea threatened in a statement to deliver surgical strikes on the South Korean loudspeakers in the demilitarized zone.
- FM Spokesman on Right to Bolster Nuclear Deterrent KCNA 24 May 2010 -- Some are busy floating the assertion that the DPRK should not be recognized as a nuclear weapons state.
- NDC Spokesman Rebukes Lee Myung Bak's "Statement to People" KCNA 24 May 2010 -- Traitor Lee Myung Bak of south Korea, driven to a tight corner after the DPRK internally and externally clarified its principled stand on the sinking of warship "Cheonan", released the so-called "statement to the people".
- KPA Front Commander Opens Written Warning to Lee Myung Bak KCNA 24 May 2010 -- The commander of forces of the Korean People's Army in the central sector of the front issued the following open written warning addressed to Lee Myung Bak.
- S. Korean Warlike Forces' Reckless Provocation Blasted KCNA 24 May 2010 -- South Korean authorities aimed at fanning up the atmosphere of confrontation with the DPRK.
- S. Korean Authorities' Racket over Sinking of Warship under Fire KCNA 24 May 2010 -- The south Korean puppet authorities can never escape a severe judgment of history for groundlessly linking the sinking of their warship with the DPRK, warn leading papers Tuesday in their signed commentaries.
- N. Korea Talks Tough After South Halts Trade VOA 24 May 2010 -- In some of the harshest language used by Seoul in decades, South Korea's president has outlined plans to hold North Korea accountable for a deadly naval attack.
- S. Korean President Halts Trade with North VOA 24 May 2010 -- South Korea's president has held a nationwide address to announce stern measures against North Korea. South Korea and the US say Pyongyang is responsible for sinking a South Korean navy ship.
- South Korea begins mass torpedo production RIA Novosti 24 May 2010 -- South Korea has begun mass production of Red Shark torpedoes, designed for destroying hostile submarines.
- South Korea to take sinking ship case to UN Security Council RIA Novosti 23 May 2010 -- South Korea will take the case of its sunken naval ship to the UN Security Council, the presidential administration said on Sunday.
- KCNA and S. Korean Policy KCNA 23 May 2010 -- The South Korean authorities finally issued the "results of investigation" in which they linked the case of the sinking of a warship with the DPRK.
- KCNA and Roh Moo Hyun KCNA 23 May 2010 -- Roh Moo Hyun's death was by no means a suicide but caused by the premeditated plot.
- North Korea accuses U.S. of derailing efforts to resume six-party talks RIA Novosti 22 May 2010 -- North Korea accused the U.S. of trying to prevent the resumption of six-party talks on on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue after Washington condemned the North for sinking a South Korean warship, the Yonhap news agency has said.
- North Korea Demands Access to Sunken Warship Investigation VOA 22 May 2010 -- North Korea is demanding South Korea give it access to an investigation that has blamed Pyongyang for sinking a South Korean warship.
- S. Side Urged to Receive NDC Inspection Group KCNA 22 May 2010 -- The National Defence Commission of the DPRK clarified its principled stand that it would dispatch an inspection group to the spot in south Korea.
- Large-Scale Mobile Exercises to Be Kicked off in S. Korea KCNA 22 May 2010 -- The 61st Division of the south Korean announced that it would stage large-scale mobile exercises from May 24 to 28.
- Foreign Ministry US of Linking with S. Korean ship Sinking KCNA 21 May 2010 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday denouncing the United States for pulling up the DPRK, absurdly asserting that the sinking of a south Korean warship was an attack made by north Korea and challenge to the international peace and security.
- S. Korea Says North Will 'Pay' For Ship Sinking VOA 21 May 2010 -- South Korea is talking tough a day after it revealed what it views as irrefutable evidence North Korea sank one of its navy ships. North Korea has threatened war over any retaliation, and says it wants to send a team to inspect the evidence.
- North Korea threatens to quit nonaggression pact with South RIA Novosti 21 May 2010 -- North Korea will withdraw from the nonaggression pact with South Korea if Seoul continues to accuse Pyongyang of sinking one of its warships, the country's news agency said citing a statement from a government committee.
- U.S. to discuss Korea ship sinking with partners in six-nation talks RIA Novosti 21 May 2010 -- The U.S. will continue discussions on a South Korean warship which was sunk by a North Korean submarine in March with its partners in the six-nation talks, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department has said.
- Clinton Condemns North Korean Sinking of South's Ship; Promises International Response VOA 21 May 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the evidence that a North Korean torpedo sank a South Korean navy ship is "overwhelming and condemning." Clinton made the comments during a brief stop in Tokyo Friday, where she met with her Japanese counterpart and Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
- US: N. Korean Sinking Of S. Korean Warship An Act Of Aggression VOA 20 May 2010 -- The United States is calling North Korea's sinking of a South Korean warship an act of aggression which will further isolate Pyongyang. Top U.S. officials are not calling the attack an act of war or state-sponsored terrorism.
- South Korea Must Determine Attack Response, Gates Says AFPS 20 May 2010 -- It is up to South Korea, not the United States, to determine how it will deal with a North Korean attack on one of its ships, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
- North Korea Faces Criticism for Alleged Ship Sinking; China Urges Restraint VOA 20 May 2010 -- North Korea is trying to fend off growing criticism after an international team of investigators accused Pyongyang of sinking a South Korean warship.
- South Korea Blames North Korea For Sinking Of Warship, Promises Retaliation RFE/RL 20 May 2010 -- Tensions are rising on the Korean Peninsula following South Korea's publication of an experts' report blaming North Korea for torpedoing one of its warships.
- S. Korea accuses North of sinking its warship in March - agency RIA Novosti 20 May 2010 -- Seoul announced on Thursday that a North Korean submarine sank a South Korean warship in March, the Yonhap news agency said.
- N. Korean attack 'challenge to international peace' - White House RIA Novosti 20 May 2010 -- The White House said on Thursday evidence indicates North Korea was responsible for the sinking of the South Korean Cheonan Navy ship and described the act as a challenge to international peace and security.
- China calls for North, South Korea to show restraint as tensions mount RIA Novosti 20 May 2010 -- China has urged North and South Korea to avoid escalating tensions caused by the sinking of a South Korean warship near the disputed sea border between the two states, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said on Thursday.
- Russia urges Seoul, Pyongyang to show restraint over ship sinking RIA Novosti 20 May 2010 -- Russia called on Thursday for North and South Korea to exercise restraint in reacting to an investigation that concluded a South Korean warship was sunk by a North Korean submarine in March.
- Report Concludes North Korea Sank South Korean Ship AFPS 20 May 2010 -- South Korean officials say they have proof that North Korea torpedoed the South Korean frigate Cheonan on March 26, killing 46 sailors.
- Results of probe into Korean navy ship sinking ‘deeply troubling,’ Ban says UN News Centre 20 May 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced serious concern over the results of the investigation into the sinking of a navy ship off the coast of the Republic of Korea, alleged by the country to have been carried out by its northern neighbour, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DRPK).
- North Korea Rejects Accusation it Sank South Korean Ship VOA 20 May 2010 -- North Korea has rejected a report by multinational investigators that accuses Pyongyang of sinking a South Korean warship in March and killing 46 sailors.
- Spokesman for DPRK National Defence Commission Issues Statement KCNA 20 May 2010 -- A spokesman for the DPRK National Defence Commission issued a statement today as regards the sinking of warship "Cheonan" of the south Korean puppet navy.
- South Korea Blames North Korea for Attack on Warship VOA 19 May 2010 -- South Korea says it is clear that North Korea was responsible for a deadly attack on a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors March 26.
- S. Korea Draws Closer to Formally Accusing North of Sinking Ship VOA 19 May 2010 -- South Korean officials are less than 24 hours away from formally announcing the results of a multinational investigation into the sinking of a South Korean warship. Many in South Korea see it as a near certainty that Seoul will explicitly blame North Korea for the deadly attack.
- South Korea Suspends North-related Spending VOA 17 May 2010 -- South Korea is freezing government spending related to exchanges with North Korea.
- N. Korean warships violate S. Korean sea border — agency RIA Novosti 16 May 2010 -- Two North Korean patrol boats crossed into South Korean territorial waters late on Saturday but retreated after receiving warnings from the South Korean Navy, the Yonhap news agency said on Sunday.
- North Demands South Stop Psychological Warfare KCNA 16 May 2010 -- The south Korean forces have become evermore frantic with their anti-north psychological warfare.
- KCNA and S. Korean Mobile Drills KCNA 12 May 2010 -- South Koreans launched "a field mobile drill" on May 10 in the areas of Inchon and Puphyong.
- S. Korean Army to Stage Large-Scale Mobile Drills KCNA 12 May 2010 -- Ssangyong unit of the army announced that it would stage large-scale mobile drills in the area of Hwachon.
- S. Korean Projected Field Mobile Exercises KCNA 08 May 2010 -- A unit of the 17th division of the south Korean army is contemplating staging field mobile drills.
- S. Korea's Conception of "Principal Enemy" Slammed KCNA 06 May 2010 -- The "Committee for Promoting Defense Reform" reported to have contemplated including concept that the "north is the principal enemy."
- S. Korean President Says Deadly Sinking Not Accident VOA 04 May 2010 -- South Korea's president has made a very public demonstration of his role as commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces.
- S. Korea Moves to Revive Conception of "Principal Enemy" KCNA 04 May 2010 -- "Committee for Promoting Defense Reform"contemplating to include again conception that the "north is the principal enemy".
- KCNA and Mt. Kumgang Tourist Zone KCNA 04 May 2010 -- The south Korean conservative group blustered that it would take "a countermeasure" if the north side did not "retract" measure for freezing the real estates in the Mt. Kumgang Tourist Zone.
- Sinking of Navy Ship Could Stiffen South Korea's Approach to North VOA 03 May 2010 -- South Korea's government has yet to point a finger directly at North Korea the deadly sinking of a navy ship in March.
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