A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (6 August) on the decision by the United Nations Security Council to impose tighter sanctions on North Korea:
We welcome the decision by the United Nations Security Council to impose fresh, tighter sanctions on North Korea.
With its irresponsible missile tests, North Korea is flouting international law and thereby jeopardising regional and international peace. It is good that the international community has agreed on a united and substantive response to the most recent tests, in which intercontinental ballistic missiles were launched. Germany has consistently spoken out in favour of stricter sanctions. These now need to be implemented seamlessly.
Our goal of a denuclearised Korean peninsula remains. In view of this, North Korea must be compelled to cease its illegal missile and nuclear testing and comply with the Security Council resolutions.