Deutschland steigerte 2022 Rüstungsexporte nach Saudi-Arabien

19 Mar 2023 3:11 p.m

Although there are export restrictions on arms supplies to Riyadh, exports from Germany to Saudi Arabia rose in 2022. They reached a level last seen in 2018, according to a request from left-wing MP Sevim Dağdelen.

Despite extensive export restrictions against Saudi Arabia, the federal government has approved arms exports to the desert monarchy worth 44.2 million euros Editorial Network Germany (RND) reported on Sunday. The exports are said to be joint projects in the EU and NATO.

This is the highest value since 2018, according to a response from the Federal Ministry of Economics to a request from left-wing MP Sevim Dağdelen, who dpa should be present.

A total of 48 permits were granted for Saudi Arabia. War weapons account for 7.1 million euros of the export volume, and other armaments for 37.1 million. These include supplies for Tornado and Eurofighter fighter jets, which are manufactured in Great Britain.

According to the report, the federal government also allowed the US to export €40.8 million worth of combat ship components originally from Germany to Saudi Arabia.

The former federal government had largely stopped arms exports to Riyadh, partly because of the kingdom’s involvement in the Yemen war and because of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Consulate General in Istanbul in 2018.

However, according to the report, the government of the Union and SPD allowed exceptions for joint projects with alliance partners. According to figures from the Federal Ministry of Economics, the black-red government approved arms exports for 0.8 million euros in 2019, 30.8 million euros in 2020 and 2.5 million euros in 2021.

The traffic light government has now increased export permits to 44.2 million in 2022. The left foreign expert Sevim Dağdelen explained opposite dpa:

“The fact that the traffic light government is undeterred and continuously approves its own arms deliveries and arms exports to Saudi Arabia via third countries, even though the head-on dictatorship is responsible for the Yemen war with almost 400,000 deaths, is criminal and illustrates what the Greens mean by value-based, feminist understand foreign policy.”

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