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 good, North Korea bad? Retrieved 31 July Japan supports complaint to UN over North Korea.

South Korea’s military says that military intelligence gathered with the United States shows that a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine sank its navy ship Cheonan last month. It was claimed that the assessment concluded Cheonan was not sunk by a North Korean bubble jet torpedo, but did not come to any firm conclusion about the cause of the sinking. They see Seoul as unlikely to make aggressive moves that would escalate into armed conflict and harm the export-driven economies of north Asia, which is responsible for about one-sixth of the global economy.

South Korea warship sinking: the top 10 conspiracy theories

Retrieved 30 October Retrieved 25 May To back up their claims, the Chinese said that North Korean submarines such as the one believed to have sunk Cheonan were incapable of moving undetected within South Korean waters, and a rising mine would have damaged the ship by splitting the hull, as was done to Cheonanrather than simply holing the vessel as a conventional torpedo does.

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Archived from the original on 6 June Retrieved 6 February Analysts said there is little South Korea can do even if Pyongyang is found to be the culprit because a military response was likely to hurt its own recovering economy and bolster North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s standing at home. Archived from the original on 24 May Retrieved 5 April Film raises questions about Cheonan sinking”.

Korea Sink The Cheonan? Since the incident, the South Korean government has been reluctant to engage in further diplomacy with North Korea over disputes such as North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

South Korea warship sinking: the top 10 conspiracy theories – Telegraph

A South Korean-led official investigation carried out by a team of international experts from South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ccheonan, Australia, and Sweden [2] [3] presented a summary of its investigation on 20 Mayconcluding that the warship had been sunk by a North Korean torpedo [4] [5] fired by a midget submarine.

Inan academic paper was published analysing the available seismic data. Besides, the assertion that the screw shaft and engine remained undamaged and unchanged in shape is also a laughing shock. Shin 26 May Daily News from Korea — Most S. Naval engagements of the Vheonan War — and post-armistice incidents.

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This raised the possibility that the sinking was caused by a collision with a large submarine, rather than an explosion. Archived from the original on 8 June 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.

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We will not let these be the basis of any risks the nation faces. On 3 AprilSouth Korean officials said that a private fishing boat involved in the rescue operations had collided with a Cambodian freighter, sinking the fishing boat and killing at least two people, with seven reported missing.

vheonan South Korea pursued measures from the United Nations Security Council after the incident, although the language used in the country’s statements towards such measures became progressively weaker. The explosion might have created a bubble jet that eventually generated an enormous shock wave and caused the ship to break in two.

Linked from news item No The original report, however, did not assert that a conventional torpedo strike had cheonsn, but rather that the torpedo had exploded underneath the ship, thus breaking its back. Near Baengnyeong IslandYellow Sea.

South Korea warship sinking: Retrieved 10 March On Friday, 26 Marchan explosion was reported to have occurred near Cheonana Pohang -class corvette[23] near the stern of the ship at 9: Archived from the original on 5 April There was originally a plan to also use electronic signs, although due to cost, the plan was reportedly ssinking reconsidered.

It has called for a thorough investigation. The investigation was steered by the U.