The U.N. Security Council has condemned North Korea's rocket launch, calling it a clear violation of U.N. resolutions that ban Pyongyang from carrying out missile or nuclear-related tests.
The council held emergency talks Wednesday on the launch. Beforehand, Britain's U.N. ambassador Mark Lyall Grant called it a "provocation."
In Washington, White House spokesman Jay Carney said North Korea would face "consequences" for firing the rocket. He called the move "regrettable" and said it violated U.N. resolutions.