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The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea's successful rocket launch.

In a statement after closed consultations Wednesday, the Security Council said the launch violated a 2009 resolution banning, "any launch using ballistic missile technology."

The council said that after the North's failed launch in April it demanded that Pyongyang halt all launches.

Meantime, Simon Palamar, a researcher with The Centre for International Governance Innovation's Global Security Program, told 570 News that a condemnation is often, "just a political statement."

"You don't really have to back that up with any action ... China, for example will...

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