Any N.Korean satellite launch would be highly provocative act - U.S.

WASHINGTON Sat Dec 1, 2012 9:30pm IST

Victoria Nuland gestures during a meeting with Macedonia's Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski (not pictured) in Skopje April 9, 2008. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski/Files

Victoria Nuland gestures during a meeting with Macedonia's Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski (not pictured) in Skopje April 9, 2008.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Saturday condemned North Korea's plan to carry out its second rocket launch of 2012 as a "highly provocative act" that would threaten peace and violate U.N. sanctions.

"A North Korean 'satellite' launch would be a highly provocative act that threatens peace and security in the region," said U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland in a written statement.

"Any North Korean launch using ballistic missile technology is in direct violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions," she added.

North Korea's state news agency announced the decision to launch what it asserts is a space satellite in mid-December.

(Reporting By Paul Eckert; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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