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North Koreans danced in the streets of their capital Wednesday after the regime of young leader Kim Jong Un successfully ...
fired a long-range rocket, defying international warnings. (Dec. 12)
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DURATION: 1:33-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP Clients onlyPyongyang, North Korea - Dec. 12, 20121. Various of dancers celebrating successful launch outside Pyongyang Grand Theatre2. UPSOUND: (Korean) Rim, Un-Hui, Pyongyang resident3. UPSOUND: (Korean) Ham, Myong-Son, Pyongyang residentSeoul, South Korea - Dec. 12, 20124. Various of South Korean protesters holding a North Korean flag in an anti-North Korean protestWashington - Dec 11, 20125. Set-up for Col. Cedric Leighton, Weapons Expert/ former North Korean Intelligence Analyst6. SOUNDBITE (English) Col. Cedric Leighton, US Air Force (retired), weapons systems expert and North Korean/Chinese intelligence analyst"What is basically does it is allows the North Koreans to determine what kind of delivery vehicle they could use for a potential nuclear warhead. And if it's successful from an engineering standpoint, they would be more likely to use the kind of rocket that was launched today."Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs - AP clients onlyBeijing - Dec. 12, 20127. UPSOUND (Mandarin) Hong Lei, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs SpokesmanPyongyang, North Korea - Dec. 12, 20128. Various of Pyongyang streets VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:NORTH KOREANS DANCED IN THE STREETS OF PYONGYANG AFTER THE COUNTRY DEFIED INTERNATIONAL WARNINGS AND FIRED A LONG RANGE ROCKET WEDNESDAY. THE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH UNDER ITS NEW LEADER KIM JUNG UN COMES ALMOST ONE YEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER, KIM JONG IL. THIS PYONGYANG RESIDENT SAYS THE TIMING OF THE ROCKET LAUNCH WOULD HAVE MADE THE LATE NORTH KOREAN LEADER PROUD. ANOTHER SAYS THE LAUNCH IS PROOF OF NORTH KOREA'S CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.THE UNITED NATIONS, WASHINGTON, SEOUL AND OTHERS STRONGLY CONDEMNED THE LAUNCH. THEY SEE IT AS A COVER FOR MISSILE TESTS THAT COULD BE USED TO STRIKE THE U-S. COLONEL CEDRIC LEIGHTON IS A WEAPONS SYSTEMS EXPERT AND FORMER NORTH KOREAN INTELLIGENCE ANALYST. HE SAYS THE LAUNCH MAY BOLSTER THE NORTH'S ABILITY TO USE NUCLEAR WARHEADS. SOUNDBITE (English) Col. Cedric Leighton, US Air Force (retired), weapons systems expert and North Korean/Chinese intelligence analyst"What is basically does it is allows the North Koreans to determine what kind of delivery vehicle they could use for a potential nuclear warhead. And if it's successful from an engineering standpoint, they would be more likely to use the kind of rocket that was launched today."NORTH KOREA'S CLOSEST ALLY, CHINA HAS EVEN EXPRESSED REGRET OVER THE LAUNCH. CHINA'S FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPOKESPERSON SUPPORTS NEGOTIATIONS FOR LONG-TERM PEACE AND STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF STABILITY ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. THE LAUNCH IS LIKELY TO LEAVE NORTH KOREA MORE ISOLATED THAN BEFORE IF ALREADY TOUGH SANCTIONS ARE TIGHTENED. THE U-N WILL MEET BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WEDNESDAY TO DISCUSS A RESPONSE TO THE LAUNCH. SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press