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North Korea said it was no longer bound by an agreement with the US for a moratorium on missile and nuclear tests. The US said it was looking at "all options" to prevent North Korea from conducting more nuclear weapon tests. North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un vowed to keep the 'military first.'
North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket failed soon after takeoff. The UN Security Council condemned the launch. The US canceled food aid to North Korea. Japan said it would consider economic sanctions. Russia urged restraint. China urged calm. North Korea promoted Kim Jong-un to a top military post.
In a further escalation of tensions, South Korea intelligence officials said North Korea was preparing to conduct another nuclear bomb test. The report followed an announcement by North Korea that it would launch a long-range rocket later this month.
North Korea moved ahead with plans to launch a long-range rocket despite international warnings. North Korea announced plans last month to launch a communications satellite during the April celebrations of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung.