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Clinton: North Korea Must 'Face Consequences' For Sinking Ship

Cameramen take footage of torpedo parts salvaged from the Yellow Sea during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul on May 20.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says North Korea must face international consequences for sinking a South Korean warship.

Clinton was speaking in Tokyo, where she arrived today at the start of a trip that will also take her to China and South Korea.

Clinton is visiting the region one day after a multinational panel blamed North Korea for sinking a South Korean warship with a torpedo in March. The incident claimed the lives of 46 people.

South Korea has threatened "countermeasures" after the report was issued, but the North said the report was "sheer fabrication" and threatened "all-out war" in response to any attempt to punish it.

Japan has called North Korea's actions "unforgivable," but China has urged calm and said it would make its own assessment of the incident.

compiled from agency reports