By VOR -- (Wednesday, December 12th, 2012)
The UN Security Council is meeting for emergency consultations on North Korea’s launch earlier today of a carrier rocket with a satellite on board.
The consultations are due on Wednesday at the UN Headquarters, according to an informed source.
The Unha-3 booster with the Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite on board blasted off from the Sohae launching site on Wednesday morning.
According to the Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, the satellite has since been successfully placed into orbit.
The world community suspects that Pyongyang is actually engaged in test-firing ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads.
North Korea is banned from test-firing this kind of missile by relevant UN Security Council resolutions.