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U.N. Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. People in Pyongyang danced and watched fireworks the day after a rocket launch that has been strongly condemned by many countries around the world. (Jon Chol Jin/AP)
North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate a satellite launch on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. People in Pyongyang danced and watched fireworks the day after a rocket launch that has been strongly condemned by many countries around the world. (Jon Chol Jin/AP)

The United Nations Security Council say it will impose new sanctions on North Korea after its launch of a long-range rocket. Sunday’s action follows a fourth nuclear test a few weeks ago, and the two acts violate existing sanctions.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young checks in with our security analyst Jim Walsh on what this means.

Guest

  • Jim Walsh, Here & Now security analyst and research associate at the MIT Security Studies Program. He tweets @DrJimWalshMIT.

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