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Nations condemn DPRK's rocket launch

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-02-07 10:49

US condemns DPRK missile launch

The United States condemned the missile launch from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying it represents "another destabilizing and provocation action" and is "a flagrant violation" of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Saturday night.

DPRK's rocket launch unacceptable, says Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday rapped a long-range rocket launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying the launch is "unacceptable" and violated relevant UN resolution.

The DPRK launched the rocket at around 9:31 local time on Sunday, according to Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani. The defense ministry here said the Self-Defense Forces took no interception against the DPRK rocket.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government will lodge a strong protest against Pyongyang's rocket launch, adding the move threatened international peace.

S.Korean president denounces DPRK's rocket launch

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday denounced the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s rocket launch, describing it an unacceptable provocative act, her office said.

UN chief says DPRK's missile launch 'deplorable'

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday said "It is deeply deplorable that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has conducted a launch using ballistic missile technology," according to a statement of Ban's spokesman.


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