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Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 26 May
President Lee Myung-bak spoke to the nation on the sinking of the Ch'o'nan [Cheonan] after it was found to be a deliberate military provocation by North Korea. The ministers of foreign affairs, defence and unification then described all possible follow-up options except military retaliation and closing the jointly run Kaesong [Kaeso'ng] Industrial Complex.
As President Lee said, we have tolerated North Korea's provocations time after time because of our hope that we will be reunited one day. But "all this will change," the president sternly declared. He warned that the country will …