A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (16 August) on the new test of two ballistic missiles by North Korea on 16 August and the previous test of 10 August:
The Federal Government condemns the new test conducted today by North Korea of two short-range missiles. The latest missile test on Saturday was the sixth such launch in only a few weeks and is once again a major breach of North Korea’s international obligations contained in relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
The German Government calls on North Korea to abide by international law, refrain from threatening behaviour and return to the negotiating table. To achieve a better and secure future, North Korea must completely, verifiably and irreversibly end both its ballistic missile programmes and its programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction.