Three months after a South Korean warship was torpedoed, North Korea celebrated “a great diplomatic victory” when the United Nations Security Council stopped short of blaming it for the incident Friday. A separate investigation by South Korea had placed responsibility squarely on its neighbor to the North. The U.N.’s conclusion seemed to come at the urging of China, North Korea’s only ally, who pressed regional powers to "flip the page of the Cheonan incident" and return to the negotiating table on issues like nuclear disarmament. Six-way nuclear talks involving both Koreas, the U.S., Japan, Russia, and China have stalled since 2007. "The DPRK will make consistent efforts for the conclusion of a peace treaty and the denuclearization through the six-party talks conducted on equal footing," North Korea's Foreign Ministry spokesman said.