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Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson on the missile test in North Korea

16.04.2017

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (16 April):

Today, on Easter Sunday morning (local time), North Korea again tested a missile. The test obviously failed. Regardless of whether or not a test is successful, this represents a clear breach of international law. We condemn the collision course of the regime in Pyongyang on behalf of the Federal Government and call upon North Korea to return to international norms. This year, North Korea has conducted more missile tests than in the same period in 2016 and is thus showing it is willing, despite clear warnings issued by the international community, to again heighten tension.

Background information:

At 6.20 am today (16 April), North Korea launched an as yet unidentified missile from its Sinpo missile basis. Pursuant to relevant UN Resolutions, the country is not permitted to conduct ballistic missile tests due to its nuclear programme.  

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