Russia's foreign ministry criticises North Korea launch

The Russian foreign ministry has tweeted that North Korea's rocket launch is in violation of a UN resolution, and will have a "negative impact" on the region.


The PDRK’s latest rocket launch violates UNSC Resolution 1874 which prohibits it from using ballistic technology to launch rockets


The PDRK’s rocket launch will have a negative impact on Northeast Asia


We urge Pyongyang to avoid actions that violate UN Security Council resolutions


North Koreans celebrate launch

Thousands of people have rallied in the North Korean capital Pyong Yang to celebrate a long range rocket launch by the country earlier this week. The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea for the launch.