Dec. 13 - Debris from the North Korean rocket launched into orbit is discovered in South Korea, as diplomats continue to condemn the act. Julie Noce reports.
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Debris from the North Korean rocket launched into orbit has been discovered in South Korea.
Wednesday's successful launch caused an international back-lash and raised concerns the county may be developing technology to launch a nuclear warhead.
At the United Nations in New York, diplomat after diplomat voiced their condemnation for the launch.
Korea's Ambassador to the UN said the launch--
(SOUNDBITE) (English) KIM SOOK, REPUBLIC OF KOREA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, SAYING:
"...constitutes a serious challenge and blatant violation of the Security Council resolutions..."
The U.S. Ambassador to the UN said the launch shows that --
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SUSAN RICE, UNITED STATES' AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, SAYING:
"...North Korea is determined to pursue its ballistic missile program without regard for its international obligations...."
And the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, said he's--
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON, SAYING:
",,,concerned about the negative consequences that this provocative act may have on peace and stability in the region..."
But elsewhere in New York... at least one person was celebrating.
Congratulatory flowers were sent to the office of the North Korean ambassador, who said it was a proud and joyous day for North Koreans.
As the security council decides how or if to move forward with sanctions, all eyes are on the hermit kingdom to see if they'll make good on their promise to proceed with further launches.