March 16th, 2012
01:30 AM ET

North Korea says it plans satellite launch in April

North Korea plans to launch a satellite using a carrier rocket in April, the country's official news agency said Friday, a move that would violate U.N. Security Council demands.

Previous satellite launches by the North have been widely viewed as ballistic missile test launches in disguise.

The last time Pyongyang carried out what it described as a satellite launch, in April 2009, the Security Council condemned the action, saying it breached a resolution forbidding North Korea from conducting "missile-related activities."

The Security Council demanded that North Korea not conduct any further launches.


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  1. **cosmicVox *

    How can they afford a Launch when supposedly they can't even afford Lunch?

    March 16, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |

    So, bottle rockets now count as satellite launches?

    March 16, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    North Korea is too easy a target for jokes.
    I remember the Korean conflict.
    Two roads, and the North took the one that, when travelled by, leads to USSR, Cuba, and similar sadness.
    That has made all the difference in North Korea.
    Could it happen in the USA?

    March 16, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |

      You haven't been watching the GOP debates, have you? 😛

      March 16, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. a minor North Korean government official with thick glasses and buck teeth

    Take that, you running dog imperialists! HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW.

    March 16, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. just eye

    Who is the UN to tell other people how to run their country?

    March 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. just eye

    Who is the UN to tell others how to run their country?

    March 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Black Ratt

    NK is not starving you brainwashed fools!

    March 17, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. **cosmicVox *

    The Leaders and their Military are certainly not starving but the peasents ARE. And any food assistance given to that nation is going to feed their military machine.

    March 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ cosmicvox, WORD! And thats how its been for decades!

    March 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. **cosmicVox *

    yep... another one of those hell on earth spots. You ever notice that the countries that forbid tourism, you wouldn't want to go there anyway?

    March 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    lol @ cosmicvox, yep! My dad told me plenty enough about that country for me to be quite sure i would never want to. He was there several years.

    March 18, 2012 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. **cosmicVox *

    He should know. Terrible regime there, they are scary. G nite 🙂

    March 18, 2012 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. madmaninthemiddle

    Maybe they should take some of that technology and develop electricity. Ever see airiel photos of Korea at night? Pitch black above the 38Th parallel.

    March 18, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |