Come to think of it, it's a wonder that the UN came out with an any reaction at all:
The United Nations Security Council is expected Friday to formally condemn the sinking of a South Korean warship, with a carefully worded statement that avoids directly blaming North Korea or imposing penalties on it.Yeah, some 'condemnation'.
The product of a month of wrangling, the statement bears China's imprint, according to diplomats familiar with the negotiations. But it appears to represent a late-hour linguistic, if not diplomatic, victory for the United States.
The statement, which is to be read by the council president at a open meeting at the U.N. on Friday morning, will "condemn" the sinking of South Korea's Cheonan warship near the North Korean border in March.
"The Security Council deplores the attack" and "determines that such an incident endangers peace and security in the region and beyond," says the statement, which was reviewed by the The Wall Street Journal.
A U.S. official said Washington was pleased with the statement because it was a "clear condemnation" of the March 26 attack that killed 46 South Korean sailors.
But I guess they had to call it that because deploration, while a word, sounds weird.
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