A spokesperson for the Federal Foreign Office issued the following statement today (21 May):
With today’s test of a ballistic missile, North Korea has once again shown its disregard for applicable Security Council resolutions. We condemn this test in the strongest possible terms.
The international community will not slacken its efforts to call on Pyongyang to abide by its commitments emerging from the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the Treaty on the Non‑Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. It must not and will not allow itself to become accustomed to the North Korean tests. We therefore welcome the fact that new measures against North Korea are been actively considered in the United Nations.
At the same time, it is clear that there is a willingness to engage in serious dialogue.
North Korea must harness this and stop defying the international order with its irresponsible conduct.