Saturday, April 14, 2012

Obama Warns North Korea After Rocket Failure

President Barack Obama has warned North Korea that it faces being further isolated after the reclusive state's failed launch of a long-range rocket.

The White House has suspended a deal for significant food aid to the country after the incident, which Pyongyang denied was a missile test in disguise.

North Korea said it had planned to put a weather satellite into orbit. Its scientists were said to be trying to work out what had caused the rocket to explode over the Yellow Sea.

Mr Obama said he was deeply concerned by the launch, which violated UN Security Council resolutions, adding that "they've been trying to launch missiles like this for over a decade now and they don't seem to be real good at it".

He added: "We will continue to keep the pressure on them and they'll continue to isolate themselves until they take a different path." Read More