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Monday, 08 February 2016 - 8:52
UN Security Council condemns NK's rocket launch
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The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.

After an urgent meeting in New York, the council said it would soon adopt a new sanctions resolution in response.

Pyongyang said it fired the rocket to place a satellite in orbit - but critics believe the real purpose was to test a ballistic missile.

Yesterday’s launch comes weeks after North Korea held a fourth nuclear test - both acts violate UN resolutions.

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