Merkel, who is expected to win a fourth term in an election on Sunday, said sanctions and diplomacy were the only way to get the nuclear armed state to the negotiating table.
"I am against such threats," Merkel told the Deutsche Welle broadcaster when asked about Trump's remarks at the United Nations. "We consider any form of military solution as totally inappropriate and we insist on a diplomatic solution."
She added: "From my point of view sanctions and their implementation are the right answer. But I consider everything else concerning North Korea as wrong."
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