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The United States, Japan, Britain, Russia and others say the launch would be a provocation and would violate U.N. Security Council resolutions banning North Korea from developing its nuclear and missile programs. Experts say the Unha-3 carrier is similar to the type of rocket that could be used to fire a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead to strike the U.S. or other targets.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking for the Group of Eight nations after their foreign ministers met in Washington, said all the members of the bloc agreed to be prepared to take further action against North Korea in the Security Council if the launch goes ahead.
Agak-agaknya jika negara-negara Islam seperti Iran dan Pakistan yang melancarkan roket mereka, agaknya apa tindakan barat? Adakah sekadar mengutuk sahaja?
– Amerika Kutuk Roket Korea Utara