Security Council strongly condemns DPR Korea’s satellite launch attempt

The Security Council today strongly condemned the attempted launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) of a so-called ‘application satellite,’ stressing that last week’s action, as well as any other use of ballistic missile technology, is a serious violation of the United Nations resolutions.

Launch of DPR Korea’s satellite ‘deplorable,’ says Ban

Despite its failure, the launch of a so-called ‘application satellite’ by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is “deplorable,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, and urged the country to not undertake further actions that could increase tension in the region.

Ban renews call on DPR Korea to reconsider planned ‘satellite’ launch

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today renewed his call on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to reconsider its decision to launch a so-called “application satellite” in a few days time, noting that such action is a clear violation of relevant Security Council resolutions.