Germany and France will ask the European Union (EU) to consult on the possibility of tougher sanctions on North Korea after its latest nuclear tests, German government spokesman Stephan Zeibert said on Monday.
“North Korea’s leadership and President Kim are responsible for this provocation,” he said at a press conference, adding that Pyongyang’s ambassador would be recalled to the Foreign Ministry.
He said Berlin supports a “diplomatic and peaceful” solution to the crisis, adding that this requires a coordinated response from the whole world “not only the Western world but also Russia and China.”
Light rain and falling temperatures have helped more than 1,000 firefighters in their mission to fight the largest forest fire in Los Angeles history, making significant progress, but officials warned the threat would continue.
An official in the city said on Sunday (September 3rd) that a change in wind direction could cause the fire to be spread again in northern Los Angeles.
The fires that broke out on Friday, September 1, destroyed three houses, damaged a fourth home and the authorities have delayed more than 700 homes.
Authorities said the fire was the largest in the history of Los Angeles, as it spread over an area of about 5900 acres.