South Korea’s top spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, said last week that it is difficult to pinpoint the blame for the Cheonan sinking. ABSTRACT. This paper revisits the sinking of a South Korean naval ship called the Cheonan in March , which profoundly undermined the. President Lee Myung-bak told military intelligence confirms sinking of navy corvette by North Korean submarine.

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South Korea warship sinking: the top 10 conspiracy theories

Monday 31 December Archived from the original on 22 May Korea’s reinvestigation proposal alters Cheonan situation”. This would include the cutting of all ties and communications, except for the Kaesong industrial complex. Lee and Kwang-Tae Kim in Seoul contributed to this report. A third a US torpedo fired by accident.

The New York Times. The reclusive North has denied it had anything to do with the sinking near the disputed area off the west coast that has been the scene of two deadly naval battles in the past decade.

Retrieved 25 April Kwaak 5 September Or did they agree to a US cover-up operation? Retrieved 28 April Death and state funeral of Kim Jong-il. On 28 March relatives were taken to the site of the sunken vessel. A South Korean military oversight board, the Board of Inspection and Audit, has accused senior South Korean naval leaders of lying and hiding information.


According to Timethe report assessed in detail ten possible alternative scenarios, with extensive discussion and explanation of why those ten were not possible. On 2 May it was reported that South Korea’s naval minister vowed “retaliation” against those responsible.

North Korea denied that it was responsible for the sinking. Retrieved 5 February On 29 May, North Korea warned the United Nations to be wary of evidence presented in the international investigation, likening the case to the claims of weapons sikning mass destruction that the United States used to justify its war against Iraq in and stated that “the U.

But within a few weeks the officials had all changed their tune. Retrieved 11 July Retrieved 5 April A report published online by Nature on 8 July noted several instances of groups or individuals disagreeing with the official report. Considering these previous incidents, Cumings said that the Cheonan sinking was “ripped out of context, the context of a continuing war that sin,ing never ended. Near the end cyeonan May a team of Russian Navy submarine and torpedo experts visited South Korea to conduct an assessment of the South Korean led investigation.

Retrieved 1 December South Korean Ministry of Defense. On 24 May Lee Myung-bak said the South would “resort to measures of self-defense in case of further military provocation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Japan supports complaint sinming UN over North Korea. It puts more political pressure on President Lee Myung-bak, but analysts do not see it triggering a war.

Discourse over the events leading to the sinking of Cheonan was tightly controlled by the South Chepnan government in the months after the incident.


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Film raises questions about Cheonan sinking”. Besides, cheonzn assertion that the screw shaft and engine remained undamaged and unchanged in shape is also a laughing shock. On 27 JulyThe Hankyoreh published what it claimed was a detailed summary of the Russian Navy expert team’s analysis. The explosion might have created a bubble jet that eventually generated an enormous shock wave and caused the ship to break in two.

Visual examination of the torpedo parts South Korea found purportedly indicated that it had been in the water for more than 6 months. Linked from news item No Retrieved 3 April According to the leader of the investigation, residue on sinoing hull of the ship that was claimed to have been aluminum oxidewhich is a byproduct of explosions such as that of a torpedo, had a far higher ratio of oxygen to aluminum, leading the researchers to conclude that “we cannot say that the substance adhering to the Cheonan was the explosion byproduct of aluminum oxide.

South Korea also announced it would prohibit North Korean vessels from using its shipping channels. Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations. Herald Economics in Korean.