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.

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

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

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

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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.