North Korea's Rocket Launch

North Korea says it has successfully launched a long-range rocket which has put a satellite into orbit, in defiance of international pressure. 

The launch took place close to the first anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-il, and as elections loom in South Korea and Japan.

It has been condemned by the South, the United States, Japan and Russia, among others, as a means of testing a long-range missile that could one day deliver a nuclear warhead. 

938LIVE's Shima Roy began by asking Sarah Teo a Senior Analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies about the launch and its significance:

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