North Korea denied Thursday that it fired a torpedo that sank a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors.
South Korean military officials on Thursday announced the results of an official investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan, prompting North Korea to accuse them of fabricating evidence.
‘We had already warned the South Korean group of traitors not to make reckless remarks concerning the sinking of warship Cheonan of the puppet navy,’ North Korea’s national defense commission said in a statement, according to the Korean Central News Agency. ‘Nevertheless, the group of traitors had far-fetchedly tried to link the case with us without offering any material evidence.’
The 1,200 ton corvette sank after a mysterious explosion tore it into half near disputed waters off North Korea on March 26.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak vowed to take ‘resolute countermeasures’ against North Korea for its alleged attack, according to his office.