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North Korea has said its botched military satellite launch last month was the "gravest failure" and it will be preparing for another launch in the near future, Reuters reported on Sunday.

The comments were made at the ruling party's latest key meeting, according to the report. The enlarged plenary meeting was held between Friday and Sunday, ordering workers and researchers to analyze the failed military satellite launch and prepare for another one.

Those in charge of the satellite launch were "heavily criticized," the report said.

The North Korean rocket plunged into the sea "after losing thrust due to the abnormal starting of the second-stage engine," Pyongyang said last month after the launch failure.

North Korea also vowed it will continue to develop its nuclear capability and strengthen solidarity with other countries that oppose what it called the "US strategy for world supremacy."

North Korea has intensified its missile launches in recent months, with some triggering emergency warning systems in parts of Japan.

The country tested dozens of ballistic weapons in 2022, including its first intercontinental ballistic missiles since 2017.

In April, it tested a new nuclear underwater attack drone and also fired cruise missiles during a weapon test and firing drill.

A week later, North Korea successfully test-launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile powered by solid propellants.

US President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol recently warned North Korea that it would face a nuclear response and the "end" of the leadership there if Pyongyang uses its own arsenal.