A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (21 March) on reports of the testing of two more ballistic missiles by North Korea on 21 March:
The Federal Government vehemently condemns today’s test by North Korea of two short‑range ballistic missiles. With two tests of several missiles this month and a total of fifteen tests since May 2019, North Korea has once again violated its obligations under relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. By conducting these tests, North Korea is irresponsibly jeopardising international security.
North Korea remains bound to the complete, verifiable and irreversible ending of its programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. The Federal Government urgently calls on North Korea to abide by its obligations under international law and, in particular, to refrain from testing further ballistic missiles, as well as to accept the United States’ offer to resume the negotiations that were broken off by North Korea.