The Federal security Council has allowed the Export of Parts of a missile system to Qatar. It consists of four firing stations and 85 Lenksuchköpfe of the system, type of RAM GMLS that is intended for defense of ships. According to a Letter from the German Economics Minister, Peter Altmaier (CDU) to the economic Committee of the Bundestag, the German press Agency and editorial network Germany reported.
The, under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) to the Federal security Council, all dealing with security issues, Minister. Arms exports to the Arabian Peninsula are due to the conflicts in the Region controversial. The small but rich Gulf Emirate of Qatar is enemies with Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Kingdom had imposed in the summer of 2017, together with other countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a Blockade on Qatar and all diplomatic relations canceled.
The countries accuse Qatar, among others, to support terrorism. Saudi Arabia is disturbed but also to the aggressive foreign policy of Qatar and its relations with the Shi’ite Iran, a main opponent of the Sunni Royal family in Riyadh. Qatari news channel Al-Jazeera also provides a platform to criticize the Saudi policy.
arms exports to Saudi Arabia has stopped the Federal government in the Wake of the affair, the killing of the government-critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in November. A clause in the coalition agreement of the Federal government, States, also, that immediately on the Yemen war, the participating States must be supplied no armaments. However, this does not include any previously approved transactions.
“The opposite of responsibility is criticized to be full of foreign policy”
Left and Green on the export of military equipment to Qatar. The Federal government was “a notorious repeat offender”, because you could not make it easy to export armaments in crisis regions, said the Left defence expert Alexander. “The policy is the opposite of responsible.”
Similarly, the Green-armor expert Katja Keul: commented, “Given the tensions in the Region, particularly with Saudi Arabia, should equip the Federal government of Qatar further up,” she said. “Alone in the worrying human rights situation in Qatar is reason enough not to supply weapons to get there.”