North Korean Leader Eager for More Rockets

World | December 22, 2012, Saturday // 18:04
Bulgaria: North Korean Leader Eager for More Rockets A picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 20 November 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) smiling during a visit to a training center of the North Korean army`s cavalry company somewhere in North Korea. EPA/BGNES

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for further development of space technology and the launching of more rockets following the successful launch of one earlier this month.

"You should develop and launch a variety of more working satellites including communications satellite and carrier rockets of bigger capacity," the official Korean Central News Agency quoted Kim as telling scientists and other people involved in the rocket launch, according to RIA Novosti.

On December 12, North Korea launched a long-range rocket, defying international warnings.

The US, South Korea, Japan and various other countries condemned the launch as a ballistic missile test banned under UN Security Council resolutions.

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