UN confirms North Korea’s plan to launch satellite in February

United Nations, Feb 3 (IANS) Three United Nations entities have been informed of the intentions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to launch an earth-observation satellite between February 8-25, said a UN spokesman on Tuesday.

North Korea has told the International Civil Aviation Organisation, International Maritime Organisation and International Telecommunications Union about its plan to launch an earth-observation satellite this month, said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the UN secretary general, at a press briefing, Xinhua reported.

“Right now we are carefully monitoring the developments and we are in close touch with interested parties and the international organisations,” he said.

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