The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's recent failed rocket launch as a violation of council resolutions and warned it would take further action in the event of a new missile launch or nuclear test.
North Korea admitted its long-range rocket failed to deliver a satellite into orbit on Friday while U.S. and South Korean officials said it crashed into the sea a few minutes after launch.
North Korea's celebrations was an attempt to show that the country will continue to demonstrate their power on a global platform.
North Korea's rocket splintered and crashed into the sea minutes after it was launched, South Korea's Defence Ministry said.
The delay in official confirmation from the North Korean authorities is becoming more and more awkward as the minutes and hours pass by.