View Full Version : North Korea says it plans satellite launch in April

03-16-2012, 10:03 AM
This will feed the starving!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/world/asia/north-korea-satellite-launch/index.html?hpt=hp_t2) :friendly_wink:

By Paula Hancocks and Jethro Mullen, CNN
updated 6:07 AM EDT, Fri March 16, 2012

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea plans to launch an "earth observation" satellite using a carrier rocket in April, the country's official news agency said Friday, a move that would potentially violate U.N. Security Council demands.

The announcement could also threaten a deal struck last month with the United States in which Pyongyang agreed to halt nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and enrichment activities in exchange for food aid.

In a statement, the U.S. described the announcement as "highly provocative," saying North Korea is violating its international obligations.

"Such a missile launch would pose a threat to regional security and would also be inconsistent with North Korea's recent undertaking to refrain from long-range missile launches," said Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman.

Same old Shit...