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North Korea’s rocket launch a matter of concern: MEA

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New Delhi: As North Korea draws international condemnation after they launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, India has joined the global bandwagon saying it is a matter of deep ‘concern’.

“While countries have the right to exploit outer space for peaceful purposes, this must be in accordance with international obligations,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

The MEA also called upon North Korea to ‘refrain’ from such actions, which adversely affect peace and stability in the region.

Meanwhile, North Korea said the launch of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a “complete success” and it was making a polar orbit of Earth every 94 minutes. The launch order was given by his son, leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea’s new launch which came in defiance of international sanctions banning it from using ballistic missile technology, came weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test. (ANI)

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