North Korea: New Attempt At Satellite Launch

In the coming days, North Korea will make another attempt to launch a satellite into orbit. The Japanese Coast Guard was notified of the launch, according to Tokyo media, suggesting a likely launch date between August 24 and 31.

Last May, North Korea already tried to launch a satellite, but it fell into the sea due to an engine failure.

Such a satellite could carry a military intelligence function, which is why the United States said the launch “violates UN resolutions.” This thesis is now confirmed by South Korea that called on Pyongyang to abandon its intentions. “The so-called ‘satellite launch’ is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions. No matter how hard the DPRK tries to excuse itself, it simply cannot explain this illegal act,” the Seoul Ministry of Unification said in a statement.