North Korea asks the United Nations Security Council to investigate the sinking of the "Cheonan". Diplomats say South Korea wants the council to condemn North Korea.
South Korea warns North Korea of "searing consequences" if it doesn't abandon plans to launch a long-range rocket that violates United Nations Security Council resolutions that prohibits the country from engaging in any ballistic activities.
Hillary Clinton, the United States Secretary of State, announces that the United States will impose further sanctions against North Korea as a result of the sinking of the South Korean warship ROKS "Cheonan".
North Korea threatens a military response if the United Nations Security Council questions or condemns it for the ROKS Cheonan sinking. North Korean UN Permanent Representative Sin Son Ho demands that a North Korean investigation team be allowed to travel to the site of the sinking.
Increased tensions over the sinking of the South Korean warship ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772): South Korea begins broadcasting propaganda over its border with North Korea. North Korea severs all ties and communications with the South and expels Southern workers from a jointly-run factory above the border.
The South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young announces that investigators have found traces of explosives in the wreck of the ROKS "Cheonan" that sank in March. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-1-hi-world-asia-pacific-8672489.stm (BBC)] [http:--news.xinhuanet.com-english2010-world-2010-05-10-c_13285608.htm (Xinhua)] [http:--home.kyodo.co.jp-modules-fstStory-index.php?storyid=499884 (Kyodo)]date=August 2019