New York, 23 November 2010 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Korean PeninsulaThe Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula caused by today's artillery attack by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the Yeonpyeong Island. The attack was one of the gravest incidents since the end of the Korean War.
The Secretary-General condemns the attack and calls for immediate restraint. The Secretary-General regrets the loss of life and expresses sympathy to the victims and their families.
The Secretary-General insists that any differences should be resolved by peaceful means and dialogue.
The Secretary-General has conveyed his utmost concern to the President of the Security Council.
Statements on 23 November 2010