Oren's tweet was expressing consternation that despite the nuclear cooperation between Iran and North Korea in both directions being well-known for a long-time, the West and the United Nations have done little to actively stop it.
"I would say yes immediately if we were asked to join talks", Merkel told weekly newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
Following a report in England's Sunday Telegraph about Iran helping North Korea in its recent jumps forward with its nuclear program, Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren later Sunday took to twitter asking if the world would finally intervene.
"I could imagine such a format for the settlement of the North Korea conflict".
The chancellor has spoken to the leaders of France, South Korea, China and the U.S. She will speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who also favors additional pressure on North Korea, on Monday, she told the German paper. Merkel's comments come as Washington has formally requested a Monday vote on tough new sanctions for Pyongyang at the UN Security Council. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened a missile attack on the USA territory of Guam and even the US mainland - prompting warnings of retaliation, in the form of economic sanctions and possible military action, from Trump and other USA officials.
Chancellor Merkel Sunday also dismissed a warning from the Turkish government against travel to Germany during its election season, stressing her country's commitment to "freedom of opinion and the rule of law". "And we're proud of that".
Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist at Die Welt newspaper, has been detained by Turkish authorities since February on charges of terrorist propaganda and incitement for his reporting on the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party.
"Baseless imprisonment for many Germans is unjust!"
Turkey's recent travel advisory warning citizens of xenophobia and racism in Germany is a "bad joke", offending the country's dignity, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff said amid the heated spat between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. "Nazi comparisons offend our honour!" he added.