North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, violating UN resolutions and angering the international community which was already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month.
On Sunday, state media said said the mission to put a satellite into space was a "complete success".
Pyongyang said the launch was part of a purely scientific space programme as it vowed to continue launching satellites.
Yet, South Korea, Japan, the US, Russia and others condemned the move, saying they viewed it as a disguised ballistic missile test.
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting at 1:00pm (16:00 GMT)on Sunday in New York, following a request by South Korea, Japan and the US.
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