The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today congratulated the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for successfully defying the US-led campaign of imperialist countries and their puppet states to stop it from launching a rocket to bring a civilian satellite into space to upgrade its communication and scientific infrastructure.
“After months of diplomatic, economic, political and military pressure exerted on the DPRK by the US-led imperialist countries, the DPRK defied all imperialist threats and today launched the Unha-3 rocket auspiciously timed to mark the 100th birth anniversary of its revolutionary anti-imperialist leader and first president Kim Il-Sung on April 16,” said the CPP.
The launch, however, was not a complete success as the DPRK announced that the rocket failed to break the earth’s atmosphere. The CPP pointed out that even the most advanced capitalist countries have encountered rocket-launch failures in the past, including the mid-flight explosion of the US Challenger Space Shuttle in 1986. Read the rest of this entry