US: N.Korea satellite launch involved technology related to ICBMs

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The US Indo-Pacific Command said North Korea’s satellite launch on Wednesday was a “brazen violation’ of UN Security Council resolutions.

It also said the launch involved technologies related to the country’s intercontinental ballistic missile program.

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A North Korean satellite launch on Wednesday ended in failure, sending the booster and payload plunging into the sea, North Korean state media said, and the South’s military said it had recovered parts of the launch vehicle.

The new “Chollima-1” satellite launch rocket failed because of instability in the engine and fuel system, state news agency KCNA reported.

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