Clinton: World must act on SKorean ship sinking
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday the world must respond to sinking of a South Korean warship that has been blamed on North Korea.
“This was an unacceptable provocation by North Korea and the international community has a responsibility and a duty to respond,” Clinton told reporters after talks with South Korean leaders.
The ship sinking “requires a strong but measured response,” she said, although she did not elaborate.
Clinton said the United States would be consulting with South Korea and members of the U.N. Security Council on what the appropriate action would be, but she declined to offer a timeline for action.
“We’re very confident in the South Korean leadership, and their decision about how and when to move forward is one that we respect and will support,” she said.