Secretary-General concerned over planned satellite launch by DPRK

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North Korea is being asked to reconsider the launch of a so-called "application satellite" in April.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is concerned by the announcement, which was made on Friday.

Charles Appel reports.

The launch of the "application satellite" on 15 April will reportedly celebrate the 100th birthday of Kim Il-sung, founder of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the country's official name.

Kim Il-sung ruled the DPRK from its establishment in 1948 to his death in 1994.

In a statement, the Secretary-General reiterated his call for the DPRK to fully comply with UN Security Council resolutions.

In particular, Mr. Ban cited resolution 1874 of 2009 which bans "any launch using ballistic missile technology."
Charles Appel, United Nations.
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