May 21st, 2010
05:54 AM ET

Clinton to N. Korea: 'Actions have consequences'

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that North Korea must face consequences after a report that it fired a torpedo that sank a South Korean warship in March.

"I think it's important to send a clear message to North Korea that provocative actions have consequences," she said. "We cannot allow the attack on South Korea to go unanswered by the international community."

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said that North Korea's alleged torpedo attack on the South Korean warship was tantamount to a military provocation and that it violates the armistice agreement between the nations, Yonhap reported.

North Korea denied that it sunk the warship, which went down in March, killing 46 sailors.

Clinton traveled to Japan on Friday for a week-long trip to Asia. Other stops include China and South Korea.

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  1. uncandy

    Its funny how you morons her can never stay on subject and start flaming about left wing and right wing garbage.. its so funny man...yet pathetic.

    North korea said few days ago if they are gonne get punished they will go on an all out war VS south korea... and now america wants to get into this mess also ?
    Expect a World war 3 really soon guys cause it really is going to happen and sooner then you might think.
    Unless america takes a step back..which i doubt they will.

    Ive no idea who North korea is alied with but i hope its not china and russia.. cause that will mean good bye america.. you will all DIE.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • michael

      uncandy is obviously not an American citizen or some extremist or Russian who has deep hatred of Us, you think Russia and china would risk WW# for crap like NK? Why should we fear NK's who has less then 10 nukes when we can easily obliterate their country? You wanna defend North Korea then go join their military and fight with them and die, the world will be better off without you

      May 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. michael

    Time to just annihilate NK, they want war, bring it on

    May 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Peter

    Again, the AMerican media didn't get to see the South Korean display of the torpedo that supposedly exploded on their ship. Its propeller was still intact as well as its metal sternum and head. A 250 pound high explosive yield didn't damage its own propeller? The torpedo remains looks like disassembled rather than hit and blown up. And I wonder why western media fail to put the picture evidence here? All over Asia news they have it in their articles

    May 21, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anonymous

    Non, I don' think NK has the full ability to raise a war against South Korea and USA; yes, they've been preparing the war for a long time, but still Kim Jung-Ill has something behind him to protect. I mean, it's not the right they've got enough deperate to break the war. As before, it's just a jesture and only tactical, so as to get the good position in the following talks.

    May 22, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
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