Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on 6 August on the attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabia:
I condemn the terrorist attack on people praying in a mosque in Saudi Arabia in the strongest possible terms. This was a despicable, but also a transparent attempt to sow hatred among the Saudi Arabian people and to incite polarisation in society. This cowardly attack shows once again that terrorism neither respects any religion nor belongs to any religion. Our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends and with the Saudi Arabian people as a whole. Germany stands resolutely at Saudi Arabia’s side in the fight against terrorism.