Dec. 13 - North Korean television shows video of a rocket launch that demonstrated the isolated country is capable of developing a missile that could hit the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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North Korea rattled the world on Wednesday (December 12) by putting a satellite into orbit using the kind of technology that appears to demonstrate it can develop a missile capable of hitting the United States.
North Korea's state run television KRT showed pictures of the launch on Thursday (December 13).
The country's next step will likely be a nuclear test, which would be the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. Its 2009 test came on May 25, a month after a rocket launch.
The United Nations Security Council is to discuss how to respond to the launch, which it says is a breach of sanctions imposed in 2006 and 2009 that banned the isolated and impoverished state from missile and nuclear developments in the wake of its two nuclear weapons tests.