A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (6 August) on the test with two ballistic missiles carried out by North Korea:
The Federal Government condemns the new test conducted by North Korea with two short‑range ballistic missiles. With its fourth missile test within a very short space of time, today North Korea has once again violated its obligations under relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
We call upon North Korea to refrain from provocations of this kind, to comply with the decisions of the Security Council and to return to the negotiating table. We expect North Korea to undertake concrete and credible steps leading to the complete, verifiable and irreversible cessation of its ballistic missile programmes and its programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction.