|Federal Minister Steinmeier condemns suicide bombing in Tel Aviv |
On 17 April in Berlin Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement:
"The Federal Government condemns in the strongest terms today's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
I urgently appeal to the new Palestinian Government to fulfil its international obligations to disarm terrorist groups and destroy the terrorist infrastructure. It would be a disastrous start for the new Government if it fails to take a clear and firm stand against terrorist acts.
The calculations of the terrorists must be proved wrong. All sides are called upon to exercise restraint both now and in the future.
Our thoughts and sympathy are with the families of those who perished. To those who were injured we wish a full and speedy recovery."