"The European Union supports together with its partners diplomatic efforts aimed at defusing the tense situation and the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful and non-military means", - said the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini in the night of Tuesday, August 15, after a meeting of permanent representatives of EU countries in Brussels. An emergency meeting on the situation around the DPRK's Committee for policy and security policy of the European Union took place in the second half of the day Monday until almost midnight.

According to Mogherini, "the EU is ready to support the process aimed at establishing a reliable and serious dialogue North Korea with the international community to resolve the crisis, which threatens security in Asia and around the world." For this, according to Mogherini, Brussels intends to expand the dialogue with the negotiators of the so-called "six" that tried from 2003 to 2009, to resolve Korean crisis. It consisted of representatives of the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the DPRK.

At the same time the EU urged the DPRK to refrain from further provocative actions that would have increased tension." In connection with the acceleration of Pyongyang developing its nuclear and missile programs Mogherini, the DPRK has threatened new sanctions. According to her, Brussels does not rule out new measures, commensurate with the challenges.