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North Korea freezes relations with South Korea / 北朝鮮 韓国との関係を凍結

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By the CNN Wire Staff
May 25, 2010 — Updated 1847 GMT (0247 HKT)

いつものことですが、北朝鮮の行動は、全く理解できません。アメリカのグローリー次官補は、「経済発展する韓国との関係を絶つことは、北朝鮮の長期的な国益にとって最悪の選択だ。」と述べています。困窮する北朝鮮は、自らを窮地に追い込んでいる・・・と。

 

(CNN) — Mounting tensions on the Korean Peninsula reached a new level Tuesday as a North Korean agency announced that the communist nation is severing all ties with its neighbor to the south and will “abrogate the agreement on non-aggression.”

A spokesman for North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea accused South Korean President Lee Myung-bak of falsely blaming Pyongyang for the sinking in March of the South Korean warship Cheonan, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency.

An official South Korean report accused the communist North of firing a torpedo at the ship, killing 46 sailors.

Meanwhile, a North Korean military official accused the South of intruding into North Korean waters in the Yellow Sea from May 14 to May 24, the Yonhap news agency reported.

“This is a deliberate provocation aimed to spark off another military conflict in the West Sea of Korea and thus push to a war phase the present north-south relations,” the official said in a statement, according to Yonhap.

Lee has already announced that South Korea was suspending trade with North Korea, closing its waters to the North’s ships and adopting a newly aggressive military posture toward its neighbor.

While in China on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States supports the finding on the Cheonan’s sinking.

She urged North Korea on Monday to reveal what it knows about the “act of aggression.” She also said the United States’ “support for South Korea’s defense is unequivocal” and that North Korea should “stop its belligerence and threatening behavior.”

“We endorse President Lee’s call on North Korea to come forward with the facts regarding this act of aggression and, above all, stop its belligerence and threatening behavior,” Clinton said.

U.S. President Barack Obama has directed military commanders to work with South Korean troops “to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression” from North Korea.

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, the group that is in charge of relations with South Korea, said in its statement Tuesday that it would consider South Korea’s “smear campaign over the sinking of the warship as a declaration of a war.”

It said the North would “mete out a merciless and strong punishment,” KCNA reported.

Among the committee’s recommendations:

— That all relations be severed and inter-Korean issues be handled under wartime laws.

— That dialog between North and South be halted during Lee’s tenure.

— That all communications between North and South be cut off.

— That South Korean ships and airliners be banned from passing through North Korean territorial waters and airspace.







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