North Korea Joins Outer Space TreatyMarch 12, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment
by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
From RIA Novosti:
N.Korea joins space treaty, convention – Russian ministry source
13:01 | 12/ 03/ 2009
MOSCOW, March 12 (RIA Novosti) – North Korea has informed Russia that it has signed up to an international treaty and convention on space, a Russian Foreign Ministry source said on Thursday.
“The Foreign Ministry of Russia, being a depositary state, received on March 5 notification that North Korea has joined the 1966 space treaty,” the source said.
The source said Pyongyang also told the Russian ministry that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had been informed of the country’s joining the 1974 Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space.
North Korea’s official news agency said earlier that the government has informed the International Maritime Organization and other related global bodies that the country will launch a satellite-carrying rocket between April 4 and 8. . . . [Full Story]