White House Condemns North Korean Attack

By Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2010 - The White House condemned today's North Korean artillery attack against the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong.

"The United States strongly condemns this attack and calls on North Korea to halt its belligerent action and to fully abide by the terms of the Armistice Agreement," according to a White House statement issued today.

The attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong is reported to have killed two and injured 15.

The White House statement affirms the United States is firmly committed to the defense of South Korea and to the maintenance of regional peace and stability.

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