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The UN talks space

Which are the countries which matter when it comes to space activity?  The US of A, Russia, China, India, Japan and France/ EU.  By my reckoning, and broadly backed up here.

And which countries decided that they had something to add to the UN's debate on 'international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space'?

This rather motley crew:

Sweden (for the EU), Pakistan, St Lucia (yes, really), Uruguay, Thailand, Cuba, Kazakhstan, India, Syria, Sudan, China, Colombia, Philippines, Libya, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, and Indonesia.
None of the comments are of any great quality, interest, so I will swear off quoting them, bar this nice piece of DPRK logic:

"The action taken in the Security Council against his country was a clear indication that the Council was not only “devoid of democracy”, but was also “beyond its limit” in pursuing double standards and partiality, he said.  The United States, claiming that the launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was a “ballistic missile” launch for a military purpose, had tabled the issue in the Security Council.  In fact, the country that had launched most satellites so far, and which possessed more than 400 space objects for both military and civil uses in outer space, was the United States.  Following the United States’ logic, the first country to face the condemnation and sanctions should be none other than the United States itself.  

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