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World extension of the Iraq mandate: Baerbocks factory and hat ego post

21:45  07 january  2022
21:45  07 january  2022 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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To the first resolution of the traffic light to a mission abroad there is controversy. Not only the Greens See below critical, and the SPD parliamentary leader wanted to limit him closely.

Rollenwechsel: Als Oppositionspolitikerin lehnte Annalena Baerbock den Irak-Einsatz ab. als Außenministerin verlängert sie ihn nun. © Photo: picture alliance / dpa role change: As opposition leader refused annalena baerbock the Iraq deployment. as Secretary of State, they extended him now.

The first extension of Bundeswehr missions abroad through the traffic light coalition in the new year encounters difficulties - and not just because the Greens, but also because of an important social democratic politician. The party of Secretary annalena baerbock has the deployment of German armed forces to combat terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) always rejected. But SPD parliamentary leader Rolf Mützenich quarreled with the mandate. The passionate foreign policy expert who loves to goes its own way and not always an ally of Germany has in view, the Tagesspiegel suggested by information from now to limit the new mandate to only six months. A spokesman for his group, denies this, however.

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Since June 2015, the Bundeswehr participated at the request of the Iraqi government in the international coalition against IS, which is led by the United States. Unlike important partners German armed forces have never airstrikes against IS positions flown, but supported the last Allliierten by fueling their fighter jets from the air. Of the Iraqi air base Al Asad from the Bundeswehr operates an air surveillance radar, as well as helping to build Iraqi security forces in central Iraq and in the independent region of Kurdistan. The deployment of German Tornado aircraft to educate was completed in the spring 2020th

Because the existing mandate of the parliament expires in late January, must be decided quickly. For the Greens, the vote raises the credibility question: While her group to other foreign missions tuned usually very uneven, it had the Iraq mandate rejected repeatedly closed. Both Baerbock itself ( "plain irresponsible") as well as its current Minister Tobias Lindner ( "mixed up, confused, international law and unconstitutional") had criticized the use of sharp words and called for its end.

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Jetzt ist es offiziell: mit der Ernennungsurkunde des Bundespräsidenten (Mitte, rechts im Bild Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz) in Schloss Bellevue rückt Annalena Baerbock an die Spitze des Auswärtigen Amts. Die Grünen-Politikerin ist die erste Frau auf diesem Posten. Und gleichzeitig mit bald 41 Jahren die jüngste Chefin, die deutsche Diplomatinnen und Diplomaten jemals hatten.

changes to the mandate should it be easier for green MPs to decide new. Originally, the Cabinet, the mandate say goodbye on Wednesday, but the complicated negotiations between the Foreign Office (AA), Ministry of Defense, the Chancellery and the traffic light fractions prevented that. On Wednesday, the Cabinet should decide otherwise, the Bundestag can not mandate the end of January extend.

The concessions to the critics include the commitment that the Bundeswehr will no longer use the Syrian airspace. In addition, the upper limit is to be lowered by 500 soldiers, which would not create immediate problems since last only 280 soldiers were deployed. A particularly sensitive issue is the duration of the mandate. Some in the coalition are surprised that the Ministry of the earlier mandate critic reportedly suggested Baerbock twelve months much longer that held as SPD party leader Mützenich appropriate. Now it will come down to nine months. The evaluation, a requirement of the coalition agreement for all foreign missions, is also committed.

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Least problems with the mandate, the Liberals have. Although lower Bundeswehr capabilities provide the fight against IS perhaps no military disadvantage reductions could but enhance the reputation of the Germans as a security policy slackers with the Allies. The banding of Germany was also in this mandate "of crucial importance", so called for FDP foreign policy expert Bijan Djir-Sarai.

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Not to change more chancellery, AA and Defense arguably the legal basis of the mandate. The previous government had always referred to the right to "collective self-defense" (Article 51 of the UN Charter) and the UN Security Council resolution on the fight against IS from November, 2015. However, the Scientific Services of the Bundestag had come in January of the same year to conclude the use is not covered by the Basic Law, which took up the greens like. "If this goes through so then simply lived unconstitutionality will be" criticized then Katja Keul, who is also Minister of State at the Foreign Office today.

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