13 Jul 2010

Pyongyang postpones talks on South Korean warship

11:21 pm on 13 July 2010

North Korea has postponed talks about the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, which it is being blamed for.

An American-led United Nations command in South Korea says North Korea pulled out an hour before the talks were due to start, citing administrative reasons, the BBC reports.

South Korea accuses the North of torpedoing the warship, killing forty-six people and sharply raising tension between the two.

The UN Command - which oversees the armistice that ended the Korean War - says the North has not proposed a new time for the talks.