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Clinton On Solidarity Trip To South Korea


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Seoul following a visit to China, where she pressed Chinese leaders to take a firmer line with Beijing’s ally North Korea after the sinking of a South Korean warship.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Seoul following a visit to China, where she pressed Chinese leaders to take a firmer line with Beijing’s ally North Korea after the sinking of a South Korean warship.

SEOUL -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in South Korea for a one-day visit aimed at underlining U.S. solidarity with the South amid its confrontation with rival North Korea.

Clinton, who was expected to hold talks with South Korea's top leadership, arrived in Seoul following a visit to China, where she pressed Chinese leaders to take a firmer line with Beijing’s ally North Korea after the sinking of a South Korean warship.

The communist-led North has threatened to cut all ties with South Korea after a team of international investigators last week concluded that a North Korean torpedo was responsible for the sinking of the South Korean warship "Cheonan" on March 26.

The sinking killed 46 South Korean soldiers.

North Korea has repeatedly denied any involvement in the sinking of the ship, and warned that any retaliation or punishment of the North could lead to war.

compiled from agency reports

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