UN: North Korea's planned rocket launch would be violation
North Korea should cancel a plan to launch a satellite, which would be a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday, DPA reported.
Ban said in a statement that Pyongyang's so-called "application satellite" launch programme raises the spectre of another conflict with the 15-nation council, which in 2009 banned that country from using ballistic missile technology.
"The secretary general urges the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to reconsider its decision in line with its recent undertaking to refrain from long-range missile launches," Ban said.
The president of the UN Security Council, British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, said Friday it would be a violation of UN resolutions if Pyongyang were to go ahead with the launch.