North Korea has criticised the US for its “double-standard” attitude to Pyongyang’s space program and Seoul’s rocket launch.
During WordMean’s original coverage regarding the “concern” that “we should all have” in relation to the North Korean rocket launch, we floated on the same opinion that if any nation is to work conflicting to American interests, it will be condemned. A thought that has echoed by a foreign ministry spokesperson:
“The US unconditional criticism of our satellite launch and its unconditional approval of a satellite launch by the South are at the height of double standards,”
The remarks reflected the constant condemnation which was expressed before South Korea successfully launched the 127000+ kilogram satellite into orbit on January 30, 2013.
According to claims by the United Nations, the North Korean launch was a disguise for the testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
On the 22nd of January, 2013 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed new sanctions on several North Korean companies and individuals responsible for the rocket launch.