North Korea has responded to UN Security Council condemnation for its rocket launch by reversing a pledge to allow monitors from the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect its uranium enrichment programme.
Further thumbing its noses at its critics, North Korea has also announced plans to develop a new rocket and put a satellite into orbit within five years.
The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a presidential statement that "strongly condemns" the launch of a rocket that utilised ballistic missile technology.
Washington also announced that it was cancelling a plan to provide 240,000 tons of food aid to the impoverished nation.
Even if Pyongyang described the mission as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle launch, it "is a serious violation of the Security Council resolutions" passed in 2006 and 2009, after the North conducted nuclear tests, the 15-member council said.
Significantly, China agreed on the strong wording of the statement, an indication of Beijing's growing displeasure with its unpredictable neighbour.
Ignoring the criticism, Pyongyang has declared that it will not permit IAEA inspectors to visit its Yongbyon nuclear facility, diplomatic sources told the Yomiuri newspaper.
With both the food aid plan and nuclear monitoring both now cancelled, on top of the rocket launch, the agreement reached between Pyongyang and Washington in February to build up bilateral ties is effectively dead.
North Korean media have also revealed the regime's plans to push ahead with its space programme, in spite of the embarrassing failure of Friday's launch.
Proclaimed as the centre-piece of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the nation, North Korea said the launch was of a domestically produced rocket to put an Earth-observation satellite into orbit.
The rocket - which foreign observers point out was identical to an intercontinental ballistic missile - exploded about 90 seconds after the launch and fell into the sea off the west coast of South Korea.
Determined to win back some prestige, the Choson Sinbo reported from Pyongyang that the nation will "embark on the development of a geostationary satellite in five years" and develop a rocket larger than the accident-prone Unha-3 vehicle.
The newspaper said that North Korea - which spent an estimated $850 million on Friday's launch but relied on 400,000 tons of rice from the World Food Programme to stave off starvation for around 2 million people this spring - requires satellite launches "to build a prosperous and powerful nation."