German president calls on North Korea to stop missile tests
- These ballistic tests should stop. Attempts to promote self-nuclear should stop. “This is a threat to peace and security in the region,” Schulz said.
- Scholes warned that the increase in missile tests and nuclear weapons programs since Kim Jong Un took office in 2011 is a “dangerous situation”.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has urged North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile tests during a visit to South Korea.
”These ballistic tests should stop,” he said. Attempts to promote self-nuclear should stop. “This is a threat to peace and security in the region,” Scholes said.
Tensions in the region have risen significantly since Kim Jong Un took office in North Korea in late 2011, mainly due to missile tests and Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
Four of north Korea’s six nuclear tests so far were carried out during Kim Jong Un’s tenure. He also stressed on the development of ballistic missiles.
Such missiles are usually surface-to-surface missiles that can carry nuclear warheads depending on their design.
Scholes called it an “unchanging dangerous situation”. He said that the visit to the border was very important and dynamic in view of the German division between 1949 and 1990. Germany is now reunited. It’s a great fortune that we have.
”A visit to the Korean border shows how lucky it is,” he said.
Scholes and Ernst were seen with a telescope from the border building on the North Korean side. In one of the blue barracks, with the negotiating table standing exactly on the border line, Scholes entered North Korean territory for a few minutes.