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title: 'Moscow warns Pyongyang against rocket launch' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:

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    Russia has called on North Korea to revise its decision to launch a long-range rocket. “We are in no way questioning North Korea’s right for a peaceful space exploration. However it can only be carried out once this decision is cancelled. We are therefore urging North Korean government to reconsider the rocket launch,” a statement by Russia’s foreign ministry said Monday. The white paper said Russia was sorry to hear about the upcoming satellite launch scheduled by North Korea's Korean Committee for Space Technology for December 10-22, in direct violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1874 that bans Pyongyang from long-range rocket launches. Russia stressed that, as a UN member state, North Korea was to abide by Security Council’s legislation that was binding for all its members. N. Korea installs first stage of booster to be launched later this month North Korea has installed the first of the three stages of a carrier-rocket it will launch from the Sohae Space Centre between the10th and 22nd of December, according to the Yonhap South Korean news agency. Pyongyang said in an official statement last week that it would launch the Kwanmyongsong-32satellite for research purposes. In April this year, North Korea already launched a booster with a satellite in circumvention of the UN Security Council resolution that bans Pyongyang from launching long-range rockets involving the use of ballistic technologies. The rocket fell apart within two minutes of liftoff, with the wreckage falling into the ocean off South Korea’s western coast. N. Korea instals rocket on launch pad North Korea has installed a rocket with a satellite on board on its Sohae Space Centre in the west of the country, according to the Yonhap South Korean news agency. Pyongyang said in an official statement earlier that it would launch itsUnha-3carrier-rocket from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. on one of the days between December 10 and 22. North Korea launched a booster with a satellite in April this year in circumvention of the UN Security Council resolution banning Pyongyang from launching any long-range missiles involving the use of ballistic technologies. The rocket fell apart within two minutes of liftoff. The wreckage fell into the ocean some 200 kilometres off South Korea’s western coast. Japan deploys air-defence system to intercept N. Korea rocket wreckage Japan has begun deploying an air-defence system on Okinawa Island to intercept the wreckage of a North Korean space rocket. A Japanese naval ship left the Kure base in Hiroshima with thePatriotanti-aircraft and antimissile system on board. Japan will also deploy several destroyers with the Aegisantimissile system on board to monitor the rocket in the atmosphere. The Japanese Self-Defence Forces will not bring down the rocket as long as it poses no threat to national security. S.Korea, US enhance monitoring of N.Korea due to satellite launch plan South Korea and the United States are using surveillance satellites and aircraft to enhance the monitoring of North Korea due to Pyongyang’s satellite launch plans. The Korean Central News Agency reported plans Saturday to launch a rocket with a satellite on board between December 10 and 22. The US State Department has urged North Korea to abide by international commitments and give up the plan to launch a long-range rocket. In April this year, North Korea launched a rocket with a satellite on board in circumvention of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The rocket disintegrated within two minutes of lift off, with the wreckage falling into the ocean 200 kilometres away from South Korea’s western coast. Voice of Russia, ITAR-TASS, AFP, IF, RIA

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