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South Korean Official Says It's 'Obvious' North Korea Sank Ship


South Korean navy personnel search for survivors and bodies from the sunken "Cheonan" near the border with North Korea in late March.

South Korean navy personnel search for survivors and bodies from the sunken "Cheonan" near the border with North Korea in late March.

South Korea's foreign minister says it is "obvious" that North Korean forces were responsible for the sinking of a South Korean naval ship in March.

Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan told reporters in Seoul today that he believes there is enough evidence to take the matter to the United Nations Security Council.

The minister spoke ahead of the May 20 scheduled release of the official results of an investigation into the March 26 sinking of the warship "Cheonan" that left 46 South Korean sailors dead.

North Korea has denied any involvement in the sinking of the ship near the disputed border between the two rival Koreas.

compiled from agency reports
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