SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has issued a strong condemnation of North Korea's rocket launch, calling it a "direct violation" of five U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Stoltenberg said in a statement that the five resolutions "call for North Korea to suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile" program, to "re-establish its pre-existing commitments to a moratorium on missile launching and not to conduct any further nuclear test or any launch using ballistic missile technology."
He said that "NATO continues to call on the North Korean authorities to comply with their obligations under international law, not to threaten with or conduct any launches using ballistic missile technology and to refrain from any further provocative actions."
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has criticized North Korea's rocket launch and said Britain would meetRead More »from The Latest: NATO chief strongly condemns N. Korea rocket