October 20, 2021

N.Korea warns UN agencies of forthcoming satellite launch

Amid push for UN sanctions, North Korea announces plan for fresh satellite launch

North Korea on Wednesday notified at least two UN agencies of a forthcoming satellite launch, in a move likely to draw strong criticism from Seoul and Washington, D.C.

The notification, issued to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU), said that Pyongyang would launch an "earth observation satellite" sometime from February 8-25.