German arms exports dip, but still near record highs Germany has claimed that its arms export policy is «responsible and restrictive» after a new export report shows a dip in sales.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a «monstrosity» and vowed to halt all German arms exports to Riyadh
German arms exports dropped in 2016 – but remain at the second-highest levels on record under the watch of Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel. He insists he is doing what he can to limit Germany’s
German arms exports almost doubled last year to their highest level since the beginning of this century, a German newspaper said on Sunday, citing a report from the Economy Ministry that is due to
So far this year Berlin had approved weapons exports worth more than 400 million euros ($462 million) to Saudi Arabia, making it the second-biggest recipient of German arms after Algeria.
This resulted in German companies being blocked from receiving Saudi contracts. Then, just last month, Germany resumed arms exports to Saudi Arabia by supplying four radars used to track and respond to enemy artillery fire. These exports are a major reason that relations have warmed again so quickly.
Germany’s exports to Saudi Arabia are significantly smaller than those from the US, but halting sales would still have an impact: Germany is the world’s fourth-largest arms exporter to Saudi Arabia.
The ministry also said that weapons exports to non-EU and non-NATO countries now constitute more than a half of the German total arms sales as they doubled, reaching €871 million ($1.023 billion), while similar exports to Germany’s NATO partners fell by a half over the same period.
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