17:02 GMT +3 hours28 August 2016
Live
A North Korean long-range rocket is launched into the air at the Sohae rocket launch site in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 7, 2016.

Pentagon Confirms Pyongyang Put Satellite or Space Device Into Orbit

© REUTERS/ KCNA
Military & Intelligence
Get short URL
71145151

The United States can confirm that North Korea put a "satellite or some space device" into orbit, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Monday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Sunday, North Korea fired a long-range rocket, defying a UN Security Council resolution which bans Pyongyang from launching rockets that may be used as ballistic missiles carrying nuclear warheads.

"We've been able to determine that they were able to put a satellite or some space device into orbit," Cook told reporters.

Related:
New UNSC Sanctions Against North Korea Over Rocket Launch to Be 'Futile'
N Korean Missile Launch 'Clearly Contributes' to Development of Nukes - UK
Russia Agrees With UNSC's Assessment of N Korean Missile Launch
Tags:
satellite, launch, North Korea
Community standardsDiscussion
Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
  • Сomment

All comments

  • Huh?
    Some "space device"...hmmmm...thinking it may be Space Ghost. He was a superhero who could fly on his own in space, yet he had a ship also so that his sidekicks, Jan, Jace, and Blip the monkey could come with him.
  • Jet fuel can't melt steel beams
    Well good for N-K! Now what the us will do? Feel threatened by "some space device" ?....
  • Kim Kyu-Un
    Skylab?
  • tonyw247
    these people are obviously very smart and very intelligent. Perhaps instead of threatening to wipe them out every day the world should be looking closer at pulling them closer into the fold as trading parteners. There are plenty of other mainac leaders in other countries who do not seem to be targeted by america. If america had not had the threatening attitude in the first place things would have been better. america the schoolyard bully has caused this whole mess anyway...these people are only scared for themselves and want to try to make sure they are left alone by the likes of you to develop.
  • michael
    ah, so the north koreans actually did what they said they were going to do, despite what the us, japanese,south korea and a few others screamed about prior to the launch.
  • FlorianGeyerin reply toJet fuel can't melt steel beams(Show commentHide comment)
    Jet fuel can't melt steel beams,
    The USA will Demand that North Korea ceases its missile development as it is a threat to the US .
    I wonder why though as the 'oh so clever' US Military says it has lots of missiles that can shoot a fairly basic rocket down. Or has it ? lol.

    Perhaps the rocket was carrying zeka mosquitoes to infect US satellites,lol.

    What has been proven though is that the US rides roughshod over any nation without a nuclear capability.
  • backfromthegraav
    Device .. Nukes pointing at Skum land .... lol
Show new comments (0)
Top stories