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Thursday, 13 December 2012 - 8:22
UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch
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The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea for launching a rocket in defiance of UN resolutions.

The Council president, Moroccan ambassador Mohammed Loulichk, described the launch as "a clear violation of Security Council resolutions".

The US says Pyongyang will face "consequences" for the launch, calling it a "highly provocative act that threatens regional security".

White House spokesman Jay Carney would not specify what "consequences" Washington was considering, saying it would first assess what action was taken by the Security Council.

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