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US State Department Against North Korean Missile Launch

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea plans on launching missiles in December between the 10th and 22nd, and the U.S. government issued a statement against the launch.

Victoria Nuland, the spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said, “A North Korean ‘satellite’ launch would be a highly provocative act that threatens peace and security in the region.”

Besides the United States’ stance, the UN Security Council issued a statement on April 16, 2012, strongly condemned the North Korea’s April 13, 2012 launch and further launches.

Nuland added, “Devoting scarce resources to the development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles will only further isolate and impoverish North Korea.  The path to security for North Korea lies in investing in its people and abiding by its commitments and international obligations.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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