A spokesperson for the Federal Foreign Office issued the following statement today (14 May):
Last night North Korea evidently tested another ballistic missile. We condemn this new violation of international law in the strongest possible terms and, along with our partners, urgently call upon the regime in North Korea to abandon its aggressive collision course and to go back to respecting international norms.
The United Nations Security Council is in agreement and has emphasised on several occasions that the international community is determined to work together to confront the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapon and missile programme. At the same time it must be clear that this conflict cannot be contained and ultimately resolved by military means, but only through diplomatic channels.