UN confirms DPRK to launch satellite

Farhan HaqUNITED NATIONS, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) — Three United Nations entities have been informed of the intentions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to launch an earth-observation satellite between Feb. 8-25, said a UN spokesman Tuesday.

The DPRK has told the International Civil Aviation Organization, International Maritime Organization and International Telecommunications Union about its plan to launch an earth-observation satellite this month, said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the secretary-general, at a news briefing held here.

“Right now we are carefully monitoring the developments and we are in close touch with interested parties and the international organizations,” he said.

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