Failed Missile Launch in North Korea
North Korea defied the international community launching a 90 ton, long range rocket Thursday.
The incident only lasted a little over a minute before the rocket disintegrated.
North Korea claimed this was only a weather satellite, launched in honor of the 100th birth year of founder Kil Il Sung. Earlier this week, his grandson, Kim Jung-un, had assumed control as the nation's leader.
The United States, South Korea, and other countries were skeptical about the launch, calling it "a cover" for a test of military technology that could be used to develop a long-range missile, capable of reaching the United States west coast.
The Obama Administration called it a provocative act, and plans to suspend 240,000 tons of food aid needed for starving North Koreans. United States officials fear the communist nation will soon conduct a nuclear test, because of increased activity at a nuclear site.
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