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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According to Timethe report assessed in detail ten possible cheonab scenarios, with extensive discussion and explanation of why those ten were not possible. In the interim, the web has spawned a host of theories to support North Korea’s contention that the enquiry evidence was a “complete fabrication” aimed at further America’s hegemonic agenda in the Asia-Pacific. On 29 May, North Korea warned the United Nations to be wary chonan evidence presented in the international investigation, likening the case to the claims of weapons of mass destruction that the United States used to justify its war against Iraq in and stated that “the U.

Retrieved 2 August Retrieved 24 July Retrieved 4 Sinkjng Retrieved 2 May The investigation was steered by the U. This and the Cheonan incident all serve to inflict a negative impact on the Lee administration,” said Lee Nam-young, a political analyst at the Sejong University in Seoul.

Retrieved 14 June The injunction was denied in court, however, a major cimema chain, Megaboxwithdrew the film after warnings from conservative groups that they planned to picket showings cyeonan film. Archived from the original PDF on 9 March Inan academic paper was published analysing the available seismic data.

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Draw your own cheonam. The Gulf of Tonkin theory. He said, “We have to find the cause in a way that satisfies not only our people but also the international community”. The Washington Post reported on 19 Maythat a team of investigators from Sweden, Australia, Britain, and the United States had concluded that a North Korean torpedo sank the ship.

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The full report had not been released to the public at this time, [68] though the Sinkingg Korean legislature was provided with a five-page synopsis of the report. Archived from the original on 5 May At the time, a spokesman for the South Korean military stated that there was no evidence that North Korea had been involved in the incident.

Retrieved 25 April The military’s intelligence arm sent the report of “certain” North Korean involvement to the presidential Blue House soon after the incident, Yonhap quoted a high-ranking military source as saying.

Retrieved 8 Sinkin Archived from the original on 4 February A member of the North Korean cabinet who defected to the south in said on 7 December that the crew of the North Korean submarine which sank Cheonan had been honored xheonan the North Korean military and government.

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Investigation results are disputed. Visual examination of the torpedo parts South Korea found purportedly indicated that it had been in the water for more than snking months. Lee’s government has come under criticism for what many see as its overly cautious handling of North Korea’s possible link to the sinking, which is thought to have killed 46 sailors.


Instead, we’ve found traces proving that a powerful explosion caused possibly by a torpedo had occurred underwater.

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Retrieved 28 November The torpedo parts found on the seabed matched those of a captured North Korean torpedo taken by South Korea seven years ago. US blocks North Korean assets. South Korea has lifted the stern of the 1,tonne Cheonan, a corvette, which went down near a disputed sea area with North Koreaand experts are examining the wreckage. Archived from the original on In response to a request by China, in April South Korea agreed to talks, but South Korean government officials commented that an apology from North Korea for the sinking would probably be necessary to facilitate any significant progress in the dialogues.

Date 26 March Immediately after the incident US and South Korea defence officials unanimously agreed the sinking was “an accident” and that no unusual North Korean ship, submarine or troop movements had been detected.

Sanger 29 June Said the board, “Military officers deliberately left out or distorted key information in their report to senior officials and the public because they wanted to avoid being held to account for being unprepared.

Retrieved 27 March