Watch North Korea State TV Cover Illegal Rocket Launch

North Korea launched a ballistic missile, which reportedly placed a satellite into orbit. The Dec. 12 launch contravened United Nations resolutions forbidding Pyongyang to develop ballistic rocket capacity, angering its neighbors but marking a chance for new leader Kim Jong-Un to claim a victory.

It is the third time that North Korea has found itself at the center of a missile controversy—Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong Il, presided over flawed missile launches in 2006 and 2009.

This broadcast by North Korean state television announced the launch to the country just after noon local time. It was clipped by Martyn Williams, a journalist who covers North Korea closely. He also passes…
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