Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 24, 2010

Today, we face another serious challenge provoked by the sinking of the South Korean ship. So we must work together again to address this challenge and advance our shared objectives for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. We ask North Korea to stop its provocative behavior, halt its policy of threats and belligerence toward its neighbors and take irreversible steps to fulfil its denuclearization commitments and comply with international law.