North Korean officials today angrily denied South Korean claims that they were responsible for the sinking of the Cheonan warship on March 26, which killed some 46 sailors.
South Korea had initially ruled out any Northern involvement but this week declared that the North was “obviously” to blame. A North Korean spokesman claimed the South had fabricated the evidence against them.
One official also warned that if South Korea tried any sort of retaliation or to enforce any additional sanctions against the North Koreans for the sinking, it could lead to an all-out war.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs issued a prepared statement condemning North Korea for the attack, and said it was a “sign of weakness” on their part. The US is said to be considering its response, but options are limited.