In Spite Of Conflicts
Arms exports in the billions in the crisis region of the middle East
Despite the conflicts in Yemen or in Libya, the German government approved arms exports in the billions to countries that are involved. It’s not a request.
The Federal government has approved in the year 2020 arms exports for more than a billion euros to the countries involved in the conflicts in Yemen or in Libya.
Alone for Egypt to 17 were. December exports of weapons and military equipment in the amount of 752 million euros allowed. The answer of the German Federal Ministry for economic Affairs, on a request of the Bundestag Omid Nouripour, which is present the German press Agency.
Also, according to Qatar (305,1 million), in the United Arab Emirates (51.3 million euros), Kuwait (23.4 million) and Turkey (22.9 million) are allowed to be delivered on a larger scale armaments. In addition, permits for Jordan (1.7 million), and Bahrain (issued 1.5 million). The bottom line is it all adds up to 1.16 billion euros.
All the above-mentioned countries play in at least one of the two for years, ongoing conflicts have a role. In Yemen, a Saudi Arabia-led Alliance on the side of the local government fought against rebels from the Iranian-backed Houthi. The Alliance of the UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan and Bahrain belong. In the fighting Saudi-Arabia, but is involved in the first place.
In the Libya conflict Qatar and Turkey are part of the mix on the side of the internationally recognized government of Prime Minister Fajis al-Sarradsch in Tripoli. The most powerful adversary Sarradschs, General Khalifa Haftar, supported by the UAE and Egypt. Currently, there are in Libya a cease-fire and the hope for peace.