Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement in Berlin today (12 February) in response to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile:
In 2017, North Korea is continuing to violate international law. I condemn the recent ballistic missile launch in the strongest possible terms. With this provocative action, which is in violation of the Resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, North Korea is moving towards even greater international isolation.
We stand firmly at the side of our partners, with whom we will closely coordinate all further measures. We urgently call on North Korea to see reason and to fully abide by all UN Security Council Resolutions.