The following article below was originally published by the Korean Central News Agency:
The DPRK is not big in the territory but it manufactured the satellite by its own efforts and with its indigenous technology despite the blockade and pressure of the U.S. and the West and succeeded in launching experimental satellites twice, the statement said.
Some hostile forces are strongly opposed to the DPRK’s launch of Kwangmyongsong-3 because they dislike to see it emerging a space power and it is also an extension of their hostile policy toward the DPRK, it noted.
It reiterated its full support for the DPRK’s plan for launching the satellite for peaceful purposes aimed at scientific researches and economic development.
Garib Newaz, president of the Bangladesh People’s League, in a statement on March 19 said that the DPRK would successfully launch Kwangmyongsong-3 and thus demonstrate once again before the world the mightiness of the country and its independent dignity.
M. M. Alhassan, chairman of the Nigerian National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea, and Than Tun, general director for Administrative Affairs of the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited, in their statements on the same day said that no one has right to find fault with the DPRK’s satellite launch.