North Korea claims it has submitted the required documents to the UN to register a satellite it shot into space late last year. There is no evidence that the satellite works.
The North's official KCNA news agency on Tuesday said Pyongyang submitted the registration document of the Earth-observing satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 in compliance with the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space.
It said all legal processes regarding the satellite have been followed to the letter of international law and that North Korea has been complying with the "peaceful" development of space technology. The second unit of satellite was launched on Dec. 12 last year.