North Korea’s rocket fails, crashes into ocean minutes after launch

Reuters reports that North Korea’s rocket launch has failed. The report, which was written by Ju-min Park, quoted a spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Seoul, who "told journalists that the rocket had broken up and crashed into the sea a few minutes after its launch" on Friday, April 13.

Reuters reports that North Korea’s rocket launch has failed. The report, which was written by Ju-min Park, quoted a spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Seoul, who "told journalists that the rocket had broken up and crashed into the sea a few minutes after its launch" on Friday, April 13.

 

The report noted that North Korea had "wanted the Unha-3 rocket to put a weather satellite into orbit" but that  "critics believed it was designed to enhance its capacity to design a ballistic missile deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the continental United States."

 

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