Russian Foreign Ministry concerned about N. Korea's intentions to launch space launch vehicle

Russia expresses its concerns about the possible new rocket launch by North Korea and possible resumption of nuclear activities by Pyongyang.

Russia expresses its concerns about the possible new rocket launch by North Korea and possible resumption of nuclear activities by Pyongyang.

"We have noticed the statement by the head of the North Korean National Aerospace Agency on the upcoming launch of a space launch vehicle carrying an artificial Earth satellite, whose launch time and venue will be determined by the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and also the confirmation by North Korea of the fact of resumption of full-fledged work on the Yonben nuclear facilities," Russian Foreign Ministry official Maria Zakharova told a briefing in Moscow on Sept.17.

"We are expressing concerns about the possibility of a new rocket launch and the work to create nuclear weapons prohibited by the relevant UN Security Council resolutions that continue in North Korea," Zakharova said.

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