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Merkel. L’Arabia Saudita rispetta i ‘diritti umani’ e quindi compra armamenti.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-10-22.

2018-10-22__Merkel. L'Arabia Saudita rispetta i 'diritti umani'

Kontrordine Kompagni!

L’Arabia Saudita è il tempio degli ‘human rights‘.

Ngo ed lgbt sono benvenute, il Principe Salamn è una femmina travesta da maschio, l’Arabia Saudita è l’Eldorado del femminismo. Il Re Saudita passa di persona casa per casa ad informarsi di come stia la gente, e raccoglie le schede elettorali.

Guerra nello Yemen?

I Sauditi sono lì solo per puri scopi umanitari: fanno attraversare la strada alle vecchiette.

Jamal Khashoggi?

E chi mai sarebbe costui?

Ah, sì! quello che si è suicidato tagliandosi a pezzi e gettandosi in una vasca piena di acido al solo scopo di far denigrare il Regno Saudita, dietro ordine occulto del malefico Mr Putin.

Messi i puntini sulle i, possiamo procedere.

«Saudi Arabia is Germany’s second-best weapons customer»

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«Germany has approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia to the tune of more than €400 million this year»

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«The German goverment gave the green light to arms exports worth some €254 million ($291 million) to Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of this year, the Economy Ministry said on Friday in response to a parliamentary question»

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«The total for the year up to the end of September was €416.4 million, it said, which makes the kingdom Germany’s second-best arms customer after Algeria»

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Cerchiamo di ragionare.

Quando si tratta di vendere armi la Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel non va mica tanto per il sottile.

Voci maligne, che si riportano solo per additarle alla pubblica esecrazione, suggerirebbero che se Polonia, Ungheria ed Italia iniziassero a comprare armamenti tedeschi diverrebbero immediatamente stati graditi alla Germania della Grosse Koalition.

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Il permesso a vendere armi all’Arabia Saudita è stato ottenuto dapprima al Bundestag, quindi è stato ratificato ratificato dal Governo.

Questa decisione ha sollevato severe proteste, quindi Frau Merel ne ha  sospeso per il momento la esecuzione.

Angela Merkel puts on hold arms sales to Saudi Arabia

«Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany will stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, at least for the time being. The decision comes in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate.»


Deutsche Welle. 2018-10-20. Saudi Arabia is Germany’s second-best weapons customer

Germany has approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia to the tune of more than €400 million this year. The latest figures have angered those demanding an export stop in view of the kingdom’s doubtful human rights record.

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The German goverment gave the green light to arms exports worth some €254 million ($291 million) to Saudi Arabia in the third quarter of this year, the Economy Ministry said on Friday in response to a parliamentary question.

The total for the year up to the end of September was €416.4 million, it said, which makes the kingdom Germany’s second-best arms customer after Algeria.

The figures were announced as Saudi Arabia comes under heavy international criticism over the disappearance of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the start of October, with Turkey alleging that he was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a special hit squad sent by Saudi leaders.

The kingdom has also drawn condemnation for its role in the civil war in Yemen, where it has been accused of displaying a reckless disregard for civilian lives and helping bring about what the UN has termed the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world at the present time.

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia are also contentious because they may contravene a clause in the coalition agreement signed by Germany’s governing parties stating that no weapons exports may be approved to any country “directly” involved in the war in Yemen. However, the agreement does exempt countries that had made weapons deals with Germany before the current government took power.

The clause was entered in the agreement at the instigation of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), the junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition.

‘Cozying up to Riyadh’

The deputy parliamentary leader of the Left party, Sevim Dagdelen, who was among those who requested the figures in the Bundestag, slammed the German government for maintaining its support for the regime in Riyadh.

“Neither war crimes nor the worst human rights violations, including the bestial killing of regime critics,” had deterred the government from its “murderously cozying up” to Riyadh, she said, calling for an end to arms exports to “the criminal regime in Riyadh.”

The foreign affairs expert for the Greens, Omid Nouripour, who also posed a question on the arms sales, told DW in an interview that recent developments made it at least a “matter of propriety” for the German government to encourage companies not to attend an investment conference scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia from October 23-25. 

However, in its response, the Economy Ministry stressed that the government always decided on a case-to-case basis on the export approvals, taking into account Saudi Arabia’s participation in the conflict in Yemen. The ministry said that Berlin also laid particular weight on the respect for human rights in any country receiving arms.

Resolved quarrel

Saudi Arabia has meanwhile received the new German ambassador to the kingdom, Jörg Ranau, after the resolution of a diplomatic spat between Berlin and Riyadh. A Saudi ambassador returned to Berlin at the start of October.

Differences arose almost a year ago over comments made by former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who accused Saudi Arabia of “adventurism” over its involvement in the resignation — later rescinded — of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and its participation in the Yemen conflict.

Current Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said Germany should have communicated more clearly to avoid “such misunderstandings.” However, he has demanded that Saudi Arabia explain the journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, and has postponed a planned trip to the kingdom.

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