Canada seeks G8 censure of N Korea for ship sinking

Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 21:20

Huntsville: Canada is seeking a strong
condemnation by G8 leaders of North Korea for the sinking of a
South Korean warship, a top Canadian official said on Saturday.

"Canada`s view is that there has to be a strong
condemnation of these attacks and that... we must state
strongly that they must not carry on such attacks in the
future," said Canadian government spokesman Dimitri Soudas.

The heads of the world`s eight richest nations were
set to debate North Korea`s alleged sinking in March of the
South Korean 1,200-tonne warship Cheonan at the second day of
talks here.

The final communique will be watched closely by
diplomats as it can set the stage for any UN action over the
incident, which had left 46 sailors dead.

The move comes as North and South Korea marked the
60th anniversary yesterday of the war that left the Korean
peninsula divided.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 21:20

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