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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the country would go ahead with its space program, including satellite launches, Yonhap reported on Thursday.

TOKYO, December 13 (RIA Novosti) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the country would go ahead with its space program, including satellite launches, Yonhap reported on Thursday.

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,” the North Korean leader said in a statement published by the official KCNA news agency.

“Satellite launches should continue for further development of the country’s science,” Kim added.

North Korea’s official news agency announced that the Unha-3 carrier rocket has delivered into orbit the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite on Wednesday.