North Korea said Wednesday it had succeeded in putting a military spy satellite in orbit after two previous failures, as the United States led its allies in condemning the launch as a “brazen violation” of UN sanctions. North Korea’s previous efforts to put a spy satellite into orbit in May and August both failed. KCNA said it was North Korea’s “legitimate right” to launch the satellite, as the country confronts what it calls threats from South Korea and the United States. “If North Korea carries out additional provocations, our military will immediately and strongly punish any provocations,” he told a briefing. – ‘Confidence in success’ –Seoul has been saying for weeks that Pyongyang was in the final stages of preparation for another attempted spy satellite launch.
Source: Punch November 22, 2023 15:48 UTC