US News Federal Government approved military exports in billions of warpies

17:55  17 september  2021
17:55  17 september  2021 Source:   spiegel.de

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Egypt, Qatar and Turkey are involved in armed conflicts in Yemen and Libya. After mirror information, the Federal Government nevertheless approved arms exports in a billion level to the three countries.

  Bundesregierung genehmigte Militärausfuhren in Milliardenhöhe an Kriegsparteien © Carsten Rehder / DPA

In the coalition agreement, the large coalition in the spring of 2018 still swore to address the delicate theme armor experts restrictively. On countries involved in the conflicts in the Yemen and in Libya , there should be no exports. In September 2021, this swine is not much to see in the statistics of the approved arms exports.

The Federal Government has approved arms supplies of almost four billion euros. This emerges from the answer to a request of the left-wing group that exists the mirror. Accordingly, the Groko alone approved Egypt war tool worth two billion euros, including submarines and frigates.

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controversial are also the approvals for Qatar in the amount of 731 million euros, including "Leopard «Panzer. The Emirate is not only involved in the war in Yemen, but also plays a role in moving the Taliban in Afghanistan . The United Arab Emirates were considered by the Federal Government with export licenses worth around 340 million euros.

The export licenses according to Saudi Arabia amounted to 457 million euros over the entire period of reign. Since the murder of a Saudi Arab journalist, the Federal Government has imposed an export moratorium. Since the beginning of this year, she has nevertheless approved exports worth a good two million euros. However, according to the answer from the Federal Ministry of Economics, however, only those from "governmental community programs" as well as "protective equipment for use on civil airports" are counted.

The Turkey was allowed to import arms on eleven million euros alone this year although the country strongly engages in the local conflict in Libya. Overall, since 2017, the government has approved military exports to the Bosphorus worth of almost 83 million euros. The left deputy Sevim Dağdelen speaks of a "moral bankruptcy declaration for SPD and Union", which are "especially destabilizing for the nearby and Middle East."

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