Paintings by Chagall, Russian 16th century icons to be on display at art fair in BrusselsSociety & Culture January 16, 21:50
Russia calls to probe into attack on Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Kiev — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 21:25
Russia, US start restoring business ties — ombudsmanBusiness & Economy January 16, 21:21
Figure skating pairs competition excluded from schedule of 2017 Winter UniversiadeSport January 16, 20:34
DPR top diplomat blames Kiev for dodging discussion of Steinmeier formula implementationWorld January 16, 20:14
IMF maintains forecast for global economy growth in 2017 at 3.4%Business & Economy January 16, 19:45
Six more settlements join Syria ceasefire regime — Defense MinistryWorld January 16, 19:22
Foreign Ministry: Washington initiating new arms race in EuropeRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:15
Diplomat says anti-terror efforts must not be hostage to political ambitionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:08
BERLIN, January 25. /TASS/. Germany has rejected all applications from the country’s defence enterprises for supplies of armoury to Saudi Arabia. The decision was taken on Wednesday at a meeting which featured Chancellor Angela Merkel and eight ministers, Bild am Sonntag (BamS) wrote on Sunday.
The newspaper writes the decision was made due to the instable situation in the Middle East. Berlin fears Germany-supplies armoury may be used in the long run by terrorists fighting in the region. Germany’s government does not comment on the information.
In 2013, Germany approved supplies of armoury to Saudi Arabia worth 360 million euro, the newspaper said. Earlier information was that Saudi Arabia wanted to buy from Berlin five submarines, where the contract price could be 2.5 billion euro.
Germany is the world’s third biggest exporter of armoury after the U.S. and Russia. Merkel’s government has been criticised several times for supplies to the region, where human rights were violated. Results of recent polls show that 78% of German citizens are against armoury supplies to Saudi Arabia, the newspaper writes.