South Korea’s Defense Minister says that North Korea failed in its attempt to launch a satellite into orbit. It says all first, second and third rockets have fallen into the ocean, and that nothing has been put into orbit.
The US President says that nothing entered orbit, and that North Korea must be forced to change.
North Korea’s KCNA news agency says the satellite has been successfully launched into orbit sighting the exact location and measurement of orbit of the satellite. It says the launch marks a decisive significance in promoting scientific research into peaceful use of outer space and solving scientific technological problems for the launch of practical satellites in the future.
The White House says it remains committed to six nation talks to “denuclearize” North Korea. The UK and White House hope to decrease the number of nuclear warhead possessed by both countries.
The UN Security Council will be holding consultations to address the issue.