Following the terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in Kuwait on 26 June in which at least 25 people were killed, Foreign Minister Steinmeier sent a telegram to his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah expressing his condolences. It reads as follows:
Allow me to offer you my heartfelt condolences after the heinous terrorist attack that struck your country today. The bomb attack at the al-Sadiq Mosque during Friday prayers that left so many dead and injured is a cowardly act which the civilised world cannot accept.
Our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends and with the Kuwaiti people as a whole. We greatly value the peaceful coexistence of all Kuwaitis, be they Sunnis or Shiites or people of other faiths. By visiting the site of the attack, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, sent the important message that the Kuwaiti people stand together.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victims’ loved ones.