A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (9 March) on reports of the testing of a ballistic missile by North Korea on 5 March:
Germany vehemently condemns the recent testing of a ballistic missile by North Korea. With its launch of a ballistic missile, North Korea has once again flagrantly breached relevant UN Security Council resolutions and is recklessly violating international law. North Korea is bound to the complete, verifiable and irreversible ending of its programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. We call on North Korea to fully implement the decisions of the Security Council.