Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the testing of ballistic missiles by North Korea
A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (16 May) on reports of the testing of ballistic missiles by North Korea on 12 May:
Germany strongly condemns the latest series of ballistic missile tests by North Korea. Instead of accepting the repeated offers of talks put forward by the US and South Korea, North Korea is thereby once again violating the obligations set out by the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and jeopardising regional and international stability. North Korea is bound to the complete, verifiable and irreversible ending of its programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction and ballistic Missiles.