SEOUL, April 5 (UPI) -- North Korea failed to put a rocket into orbit Sunday, contrary to its earlier claim of a successful launch, U.S. and South Korean officials said.
The North Korean payload fell into the Pacific Ocean, along with the second-stage rocket, the Yonhap news agency quoted an anonymous South Korean government official as saying.
The U.S. Northern Command Web site described the launched rocket as "not a threat" to its territory.
The last two stages of the rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean along with the payload and the first stage fell into the East Sea, the Northern Command site claimed.
"No object entered orbit and no debris fell on Japan," the Web site said.
The rocket was launched despite warnings from North Korea's neighbors and the United States, a South Korean official said.
The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting Sunday to consider possible action against North Korea.