Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini hopes that a diplomatic solution can be found with North Korea to stop the military defiance. North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan on the night between 28 and 29 August. Mr Soini says the situation is very difficult but parties should still be able to solve it through negotiations and notes that superpowers China, Japan and Russia are in key roles. He points out that it is important to keep in mind that what happens in the Korean peninsula affects the whole world.
Media: Helsingin Sanomat
Journalist: Anni Lassila
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini