NEW DELHI: Condemning the attempt of launching a rocket by North Korea, India said that it not only violated the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution but also adversely affected the stability in the Korean peninsula.
North Korea attempted to launch a rocket on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the country’s first president Kim II Sung.
The rocket, however, disintegrated a few seconds after its launch.
“India notes with serious concern the attempted launch of a rocket by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) which violates United Nati ons Security Council Resolution 1874 and adversely impacts peace and stability in the Korean peninsula.
India calls on DPRK not to undertake actions in violation of UNSC Resolutions,” said a statement issued by Ministry of External Affairs.
For the first time, ISRO had been invited to a rocket launch by North Korea, which the latter said was only to place a weather satellite in orbit.
But, the international community condemned it by saying that it violated restrictions on rocket launches for ballistic missile and nuclear weapons.
The UNSC is expected to come out on Friday with a statement criticising the North Korean rocket launch. But it is still not clear if any sanctions will be imposed on the reclusive country.