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Joint Investigation into Warship Case Called for
Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) -- South Korean civic and public organizations including the Solidarity for Progress, the People for Achieving Peace and Reunification and the Solidarity for Democracy, People's Life, Peaceful Reunification and Sovereignty separately made public statements on Sept. 14 in demand of the north-south joint investigation into the warship case.

The statements noted: The final report on the results of the investigation into the case released by the Ministry of Defense makes it hard for the people to believe the results of the investigation made public by the joint investigation team earlier as it failed neither to make correct clarifications of crucial suspicions nor produce related evidence.

Was the military authorities' hasty announcement of the final report without giving any particular clarification not aimed to cover up the truth behind the case? the statements queried.

Noting that the final report would touch off deeper distrust among people, the statements demanded the "government" respond to the call of the public at home and abroad for the south-north joint investigation into the case.

On the same day, the civic and public organizations held a news conference demanding the probe into the truth behind the "Cheonan" case.

Meanwhile, the People for Achieving Peace and Reunification of south Korea at a news conference on Sept. 13 urged the U.S. and south Korean authorities to stop hostile actions straining the situation of the Korean Peninsula.

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