Controversy over German Military Sales to Saudi Arabia
Clemens Wergin is the Washington Bureau Chief of Die Welt.
Josef Joffe is the Editor of Die Zeit and previously served on AICGS' Board of Trustees.
In a highly controversial move, the German parliament has agreed to sell 200 Leopard II tanks to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. While Germany has claimed to have consulted the United States and Israel about the sale, opposition critics claim it goes against Germany’s policy of arms deals with oppressive states.