North Korea Vows Satellite Launch That May Violate UN Sanctions

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North Korean rocket Unha-3, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, lifts off from Cholsan county, in North Korea in December 2012.

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North Korea said it is preparing to launch a rocket to carry a satellite into space, prompting criticism from the U.S. and South Korea that view such actions as violations of United Nations resolutions against Pyongyang’s testing of ballistic missiles.

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