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For the world watched and North Korea fail today new reaction to what's being called an embarrassing.
First show of defiance.
From North Korea's brand new leader Kim Jung on.
A long range missile launch ending with a rocket splintering into pieces over the ocean.
Good morning everyone I -- -- -- for Bill -- here in America's Newsroom.
And that -- -- and for Martha McCallum who is on assignment with the United States is calling it.
A provocative act that will lead North Korea further isolated world leaders describing it as a direct violation of international law.
North Korea now left to literally pick up the pieces of all launched that the regime had touted as a major technological advance we have team fox coverage now -- here from Greg Palkot live in Pyongyang in just a bit but first.
We turn to our chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge live in Washington and Catherine what do we know about this launch.
Well thank you -- -- good morning the North American aerospace defense command known as NORAD.
Issuing a statement that says -- -- the Taepodong two -- -- after its launch at 6:40 eastern on Thursday.
The first stage fell into the -- about a hundred miles west of Seoul with the remainder of the missile also falling into the seat at no time was it deemed a threat according to NORAD.
In a statement -- -- spokesman Jay Carney saying quote.
Despite the failure of its attempted missile launch North Korea's provocative action threatens regional security.
Violates international law and contravene its own recent commitments a former senior intelligence official warning.
That a failed launch it does -- North Korea to learn from its mistakes as it develops his dual use technology in this case a delivery system for nuclear weapons -- While this may be an embarrassment for the north Koreans.
Is it in some ways an embarrassment for US policy.
Well it's important to lay of the timeline here it was just in February that North Korea agrees.
To a deal with United States that it would apparently halt its nuclear and long range missile tests.
In return for food aid and in advance of the launch the secretary of state sending a warning.
Pyongyang has a clear choice.
It can't pursue peace.
And reap the benefits of closer ties with the international community including the United States.
Or it can continue to face.
Pressure and isolation.
And -- senior Republican saying in a statement quote once again Pyongyang has demonstrated his complete disregard for international sanctions.
And his proclivity for worthless commitments.
The administration should abandon its -- -- negotiations.
With North Korea and with Iran the administration's position today.
Is that these acts just further isolate the leadership in North Korea -- reducing any likelihood.
For constructive negotiations in the future Catherine -- -- in Washington Catherine thanks now.
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