Korea remembers the 4th anniversary of the sinking of Cheonan warship

Jimmy Pak, March 27, 2014, 2:11 p.m.


Four years ago, a South Korean warship, Cheonan, was sunk by a torpedo attack by North Korea.  The incident resulted in 46 South Korean sailors who lost their lives that day and a memorial ceremony was held at the Daejeon National Cemetery.

The families of the victims along with high-ranking government officials were in attendance.  President Park Geun-Hye was absent for the event as she was in Europe but left this special statement, "To achieve reunification, we need a strong military. If there are future provocations from the North, our military should retaliate strongly,"

Prime Minister Jung Hong-won emphasized the importance of national security especially with the recent activity and threats from the north.  Jung Hong-won also stated, "North Korea recently launched missiles on seven different occasions, escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea must stop its provocations and cooperate with the international community,"

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