UN condemns N. Korea rocket launch, vows sanctions soon

North Korea's rocket launch of the earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4 at an undisclosed location in North KoreaWith backing from China, Pyongyang’s ally, the council again called for “significant measures” during an emergency meeting held after North Korea said it had put a satellite into orbit with a rocket launch. The launch, which violated multiple UN resolutions, was widely seen as an act of open defiance just weeks after Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test.

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