06 Apr '11, 4am

N. Korea will never admit ship sinking: Scholar

N. Korea will never admit ship sinking: Scholar

SEOUL: North Korea remains adamant that it will never apologise for the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship last year, according to an academic who visited the communist nation this month. South Korea says the North must admit it torpedoed the Cheonan with the loss of 46 lives before dialogue can resume to ease months of tensions. "North Korea says it cannot apologise for what it has not done and this position will not change even after 100 years or 1,000 years pass," said Park Han-Shik, a Korean professor at the University of Georgia in the United States. He was speaking to the South's Yonhap news agency in Beijing on Tuesday after an eight-day visit to Pyongyang. The North angrily denies responsibility for the ship's sinking near the disputed Yellow Sea border in March 2010. Tensions rose further when its troops shelled a South Korean border island last November, ki...

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