Tensions between South Korea
and North Korea over torpedo
attack on warship
World conﬂict (photo essay)
By Wendy Jian
North Korea was accused of sinking a South Korean warship in March.
A South Korean navy vessel conducts a drill off the western coast of Taean, South Korea. North Korea
warned of "immediate physical strikes" if any South Korean ships were to enter its waters.
A broken section of what Seoul claims to be a North Korean torpedo is displayed during a military
brieﬁng for South Korean policymakers.
South Korean conservative activists hold placards showing pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-
Il. South Korea vowed to punish North Korea for sinking a warship despite the hardline regime's
threat to sever all ties.
Investigators from Australia, Britain, Sweden and the United States pieced the ship together to
determine the cause of the explosion.
A multinational investigation found that a North Korean torpedo sank the 1,200-ton warship on
March 26, killing 46 sailors.
South Korean conservatives rally against North Korea in Seoul. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton said that the United States will support "all the steps the South Koreans are going to
South Korean military ofﬁcers display blueprints of North Korean torpedo parts salvaged from the
South Korean marines mourn the dead sailors. Ofﬁcials say South Korea will request that the U.N.
Security Council look into the torpedo attack and is seeking to tighten sanctions on North Korea.