Obama: North Korea not so good at launching rockets

2012-04-14 08:26

President Barack Obama says North Korea’s failed rocket launch shows the country is wasting money on rockets that “don’t work” while its people starve.

Obama told a television interviewer that the North Koreans have “been trying to launch missiles like this for over a decade now and don’t seem to be real good at it.”

Still, he called yesterday’s failed launch an area of deep concern for the United States. In an interview with the Spanish-language TV network “Telemundo” to be broadcast on Friday evening, Obama said the US would work with other nations to “further isolate” North Korea.

The launch violated two UN Security Council resolutions, and the US said it would kill a plan to give food aid to North Korea.

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