Lavrov discussed with the foreign Minister of Japan rocket launch of the DPRK

Lavrov discussed with the foreign Minister of Japan rocket launch of the DPRK

MOSCOW, February 7. The foreign Ministers of Russia and Japan Sergei Lavrov and Fumio Kishida discussed on the phone the topic of the North Korea launch of a rocket. As reported in the Russian depodesta, the conversation was initiated by the Japanese side.

“During the meeting, they discussed the North Korean launch of a rocket, in violation of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council. The Russian side emphasized the importance of political and diplomatic settlement of the situation in the context of the overall political and military d├ętente in North East Asia”, – noted in the Ministry.

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Earlier the Russian foreign Ministry said that “chosen by the Pyongyang course can not but arouse strong protest”. “We have to state that Pyongyang did not heed calls by the international community, once again demonstrating defiant disregard for international law, said the Russian foreign Ministry. – It is obvious that such actions lead to a serious aggravation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in northeast Asia as a whole, playing into the hands of those who bet on a block policy and the growing military confrontation, undermine the security of States in the region, primarily the DPRK”.

In Moscow strongly recommend “the leadership of the DPRK to ponder whether the interests of the country’s policy of opposition to the entire international community”.

The launch of the carrier rocket with the satellite took place on February 7 in North Korea from the Western test range Soha (Tongan-Ni) in the province of North Pyongan Province. According to the Agency KCNA, the launch of the rocket and the satellite into orbit were successful. The order for the launch was signed by DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN, last Saturday.


On 31 August 1998 from the cosmodrome on the East coast rocket “the baekdu-1” was launched into orbit an artificial satellite (EAS) “kvanmenson-1” (“Bright star 1”), which, according to local media, remained there about two years.

April 5, 2009 from the same cosmodrome by launch vehicle “unha-2” (“milky way”) was launched experimental communications satellite “kvanmenson-2” declared in the DPRK successfully. In the mission control center that day watching the launch of the Kim Jong-Il.

The Committee of space technology of the DPRK was awarded the Order of Kim Jong-Il for a successful launch on 12 December 2012 satellite “kvanmenson-3” with the Western polygon Soha. The title of Hero of the DPRK with the award of gold medal “hammer and Sickle”, and order of national flag first class were awarded more than 100 scientists, technicians and workers who participated in the preparation of the launch of the carrier rocket “unha-3” satellite on Board.