A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement in Berlin today (12 February):
“Foreign Minister Westerwelle strongly condemns the nuclear test carried out in North Korea as another blatant violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
He welcomes the fact that the UN Security Council is convening for an emergency session today. The international community must adopt a clear stand in response to this renewed provocation. Further sanctions against the regime in Pyongyang must now be considered. Foreign Minister Westerwelle believes that this should also be discussed at the EU Foreign Affairs Council this coming Monday.”