Obama: N. Korea rocket launch poses threat to world peace and security

After North Korea launched what was believed to be a multi-stage rocket on Sunday morning, US President Barack Obama said that the move posed "a threat to the northeast Asian region and to international peace and security." He said North Korea's act was "a clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718, which expressly prohibits North Korea from conducting ballistic missile-related activities of any kind." "With this provocative act, North Korea has ignored its international obligations, rejected unequivocal calls for restraint, and further isolated itself from the community of nations," continued the US president. "I urge North Korea to abide fully by the resolutions of the UN Security Council and to refrain from further provocative actions."