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German Arms Exports Grow

May 15, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
While Europe is in the midst of economic troubles, Germany’s arms exports continue to push the nation forward.
 

In a controversial move, Germany has approved the sale of 164 tanks to Indonesia, according to a member of the German Parliament. News outlets found out on Wednesday that German military manufacturer Rhinemetall was given approval by the government to sell 104 Leopard 2 tanks, along with an assortment of other vehicles. The decision was made by the German Security Council, which meets in secret, and its decisions on arms deals cannot be vetoed by the German Parliament.

Though reports suggest that many of these vehicles will be secondhand items from German Army stocks, a lot of concern has been raised over this sale because of Indonesia’s human rights violations and corruption concerns.

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