Germany summons North Korean ambassador over crisis

Germany summoned the North Korean ambassador to the foreign ministry Friday to convey Berlin's "serious concern" about the sharp spike in tensions on the Korea peninsula, a spokesman said.

"The serious concern of the German government in light of the escalation on the Korean peninsula for which North Korea is responsible was conveyed to him in no uncertain terms in the name of the foreign minister (Guido Westerwelle)," the ministry spokesman told a regular government briefing.