February 15, 2017 / 7:12 AM / in 10 months

North Korea rejects U.N. condemnation of its missile test

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it rejected a U.N. Security Council statement denouncing its latest missile launch test.

A view of the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the spot, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. KCNA/Handout via Reuters

The North’s state-run KCNA news agency cited a spokesman at the ministry as saying the Sunday launch was a sovereign right and a self-defense measure.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Robert Birsel

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