Russia says deeply concerned by North Korea's planned rocket launch

Russia says deeply concerned by North Korea's planned rocket launch
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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MOSCOW - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it was deeply concerned about North Korea's decision to go ahead with a satellite launch.

"We must state that ... the North Korean side demonstrates an outrageous disregard for the universally recognised norms of international law," the ministry said in a statement.

Pyongyang notified UN agencies on Tuesday of its plan to launch what it called an "earth observation satellite" some time between Feb. 8 and 25.

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