Statement by a Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson today (20 October) on the recent testing of a ballistic missile by North Korea:
Germany vehemently condemns the recent test of a ballistic missile by North Korea. With this test, North Korea has once again violated its obligations under relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and endangered international and regional security and stability. North Korea’s repeated cruise and ballistic missile tests in the past weeks have raised political tensions in an irresponsible manner.
Germany urgently calls on North Korea to abide by its obligations under international law, to accept the offer of talks put forward by the United States and South Korea and to enter into serious negotiations. North Korea remains bound to the complete, verifiable and irreversible ending of its programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.