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North Korea to continue satellite launches

Last Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 07:55

Tokyo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that his country will continue its space programme, including satellite launches.

The December 12 rocket launch "demonstrated North Korea`s resolute determination to benefit from its legitimate right for the further use of space for peaceful means; for scientific, technical and economic development of the country", Kim said.

"Satellite launches should continue for further development of the country`s science," the official North Korean KCNA news agency quoted Kim as saying.

North Korea`s Unha-3 carrier rocket delivered the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite into orbit on Wednesday.


First Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 07:55
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