The South Korea had earlier called it a spy satellite. (Credits: X/ ReutersAsia)
Pyongyang: Not taking warnings from South Korea and the United Nations resolutions seriously enough, North Korea displayed its usual antics by issuing a formal notice of a satellite launch as early as Wednesday, reported news agency AFP.
There are multiple UN resolutions in place barring North Korea from using ballistic missile technology. Despite that, as per Japan, Pyongyang is all set to launch a rocket-carrying space satellite between November 22 and December 1, 2023.
Japan further shared that North Korea was notified about the satellite launch being in the direction of the Yellow Sea and East China Sea.
The South Koreans have called it a spy satellite. This would be North Korea's third attempt this year to put the satellite into orbit. Japan's Coast Guard confirmed North Korea's ambitious plan to launch the satellite on Tuesday.
North Korea termed the recent sale of missiles to Japan and South Korea a dangerous act. The act, according to Pyongyang, could flare tensions and give rise to a diplomatic row in the region.
North Korea's two previous attempts to float the satellite failed. Its scientists had promised to try again in October. The Japanese prime minister's office announced on social network X that the nation would cooperate with the United States, South Korea, and other countries to "strongly urge" North Korea to cancel the satellite launch after it received notice from Pyongyang.
Pyongyang claims to be planning a fleet of satellites to track the movements of South Korean and American soldiers, and it has been attempting to launch a military spy satellite into space.