PYONGYANG, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will continue launching powerful long-range rockets, the official news agency KCNA reported early Tuesday.
A decision adopted Monday by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) "stressed the need to continue launching satellites of Kwangmyongsong series and powerful long-range rockets," according to KCNA.
The UN Security Council last month passed a resolution condemning the DPRK's satellite launch in December, demanding Pyongyang not proceed with any further launches using ballistic missile technology.
The DPRK, which insists its launch is for peaceful purposes, reacted furiously to the resolution and vowed to proceed with missile and nuclear tests targeting the U.S., its "sworn enemy."
But Monday's decision made no mention of the nuclear test.
South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Monday that the DPRK has pulled manpower and equipment out of alleged nuclear test site, citing the move as a possible sign of an imminent blast.
The DPRK has previously conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009.
PYONGYANG, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday vowed to conduct more rocket launches and a higher-level nuclear test targeting its "sworn enemy" -- the United States.
In a statement carried by the KCNA news agency, the National Defense Commission criticized the resolution adopted Tuesday by the UN Security Council to condemn the country's recent satellite launch. Full story
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese diplomat said here on Tuesday that the latest UN resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "an outcome of many rounds of consultations by all parties concerned" and is " generally balanced."
Li Baodong, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, made the remarks after the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the DPRK's satellite launch of Dec. 12, 2012.Full story
SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed Wednesday to take "physical actions" to strengthen nuclear deterrence in response to fresh UN sanctions over its controversial December launch of a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite.
The DPRK will "take physical actions to strengthen self-defense military capabilities including nuclear deterrence," a statement by Pyongyang's foreign ministry statement carried by the state-run KCNA news said.Full story