Clinton: World Must Act on N. Korea Aggression

Sinking of S. Korean warship 'unacceptable'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2010 1:51 AM CDT
Updated May 26, 2010 2:00 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton waves upon her arrival at the Seoul Military Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, today.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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(Newser) – North Korea's sinking of a South Korean warship is an "unacceptable provocation" that the international community has a duty to respond to, Hillary Clinton said after crisis talks in Seoul today. The secretary of state arrived in South Korea this morning after discussions on the worsening situation with officials in Beijing, AP reports. "We will stand with you in this difficult hour and we will stand with you always," Clinton said at a joint press conference with South Korea's foreign minister.

South Korea yesterday ended trade with North Korea and closed its waters to the nation's ships following an investigation that determined that the North torpedoed a South Korean warship earlier this year, killing 46 sailors. The North today severed ties with Seoul, and charged the South with intruding into North Korean waters.

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