"This launch is in direct violation of five United Nations Security Council Resolutions, which repeatedly call for North Korea to suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile programme, to re-establish its pre-existing commitments to a moratorium on missile launching and not to conduct any further nuclear test or any launch using ballistic missile technology," Stoltenberg was quoted as saying in a statement published on NATO website.
NATO: North Korean Rocket Launch Violates 5 UN Security Council Resolutions
12:38 GMT 07.02.2016 (Updated: 12:51 GMT 07.02.2016)
© AP Photo / Virginia MayoNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
© AP Photo / Virginia Mayo
A long-range rocket launch by Pyongyang is a violation of five UN Security Council Resolutions, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday.
7 February 2016, 10:59 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, North Korea launched the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite atop a long-range rocket.