The USA and other countries have condemned North Korea for its recent launching of a long-range rocket, a defense ministry official of South Korea has reported Sunday. The report said the missile launch is "destabilizing and provocative."
The action of North Korea of putting a satellite in orbit was regarded by other nations like South Korea and Japan as just a façade for a missile test, considering that the communist country has just tested a hydrogen bomb last month.
The rogue country was also condemned by Russia on Sunday, stating that this action dealt a major blow to the area's regional security including their own.
"It is obvious that such actions lead to a serious aggravation of the situation on the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia on the whole ... (and) inflict serious damage to the security of the countries of the region, first and foremost North Korea itself," said the Russian foreign ministry in a statement.
The statement added that this missile launch by Pyongyang will definitely result in decisive protest in many nations.
Russia remains among the few nations supporting North Korea and shares its borders. But it noted in the statement that the North Korean government again showed "audacious disdain for the norms of international law."
A report from CNN said that the USA, along with South Korea and Japan, has requested the U.N. Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on Sunday. In South Korea, it was reported that its own national security council has already held an emergency meeting as a reaction to the launch.
"This is the second time in just over a month that the DPRK has chosen to conduct a major provocation, threatening not only the security of the Korean peninsula, but that of the region and the United States as well," the USA Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.