A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson in Berlin today (19 July) issued the following statement on reports of a ballistic missile test by North Korea:
If this morning’s reports on three missile tests by North Korea are confirmed, North Korea will yet again deliberately have defied the relevant UN resolutions. We condemn these tests in the strongest possible terms. We urgently call on North Korea to comply with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Within the EU and in conjunction with all its other partners, Germany will lobby for the international community to continue to take a determined, united and unambiguous stand against any further provocations by North Korea.