North Korea sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council rejecting claims that it is responsible for the sinking of a South Korean warship, and warned the U.N. body not to even open debate about it.
South Korea filed a complaint with the U.N. against the North last week, following the results of an international investigation which concluded that a North Korean submarine torpedo was responsible for sinking the South Korean warship, and killing 46.
"In case the unilaterally forged 'investigation result' is put on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council … no one would dare imagine how serious its consequences would be with regard to the peace and security on the Korean Peninsula," North Korea's representative to the U.N., Sin Son-ho, wrote in the letter.
He dismissed the results of the investigation as “nothing more than a conspiracy aimed at achieving U.S. political and military goals." The Security Council already imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and 2009 over its nuclear tests.