October 26, 2012 10:14
A North Korean delegate to the UN General Assembly has said his country will "keep launching working satellites needed to build a powerful nation, while squarely exercising its sovereign right to space development," the North's state TV said Thursday.
It seems to be a response to South Korea's launch attempt of a homegrown space rocket on Friday.
According to the broadcasting, the delegate was speaking during a discussion on the peaceful use of space at a UN committee on Oct. 19.
"Our efforts for space development are the exercise of our sovereign right, as well as the lawful exercise of our right as guaranteed by international law," the delegate added.
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