Pyongyang: North Korea angered the international community on Wednesday by launching a long-range rocket just days after anouncing it would be delayed. White House has said North Korean rocket launch is highly provocative act that threatens regional security, violates UN resolutions.
Meanwhile, North Korean state TV has called the rocket launch a success in first official announcement to its people.
According to a CNN report, the secretive North Korean regime said the rocket had successfully blasted off from a space center on its west coast and claimed the satellite it was carrying had entered its intended orbit. The launch followed a botched attempt in April.