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Federal Foreign Office on the reported testing of two ballistic missiles by North Korea

01.11.2019 - Press release

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (1 November) on the testing of two more ballistic missiles by North Korea on 31 October:

The Federal Government vehemently condemns yesterday’s test conducted by North Korea with two short‑range ballistic missiles. With its twelfth missile test this year, North Korea has once again violated its obligations under relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and is endangering international security in an irresponsible manner.

The Federal Government issues an urgent call to North Korea to comply with its obligations under international law and in particular to refrain from testing further ballistic missiles. North Korea remains 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 relaunch the negotiations with the United States that the country unilaterally broke off in Stockholm on 5 October.

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