is Already suspected a long time that German military technology in the Yemen-is a war. How in a secret meeting became known, has given to the Federal government, this for the first time.
for the First time, the Federal government has admitted that the Eurofighter and tornado are used in the Yemen war. According to research by NDR, WDR and "süddeutsche Zeitung" was last week, in a confidential meeting of the foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag, announced that the Federal government's official findings on the use of fighter aircraft in Yemen has its own messages.
Accordingly, Saudi Arabia has used in the war against rebels in Yemen, both tornadoes as well as Eurofighter. Both of these combat aircraft will be developed by Germany along with other countries such as the UK and Italy, and built.
https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/tornados-jemen-101.htmlFederal government has not commented
open to the Public, the Federal government does not want to comment on the process. It is external in this topic to the "in principle only to the competent, a secret meeting of the committees of the German Bundestag", as a spokeswoman tells on request.
organizations such as "Amnesty International" or media research had indicated for some time that Eurofighter and tornado perpetrate in Yemen air strikes. The Federal government had previously protested, however, always to have no information on such operations. In February, business Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) had emphasized that he had "no knowledge" that German military technology was used in Yemen.
economy Minister Altmaier denied last to know about the use of German weapons in Yemen.the coalition agreement includes arms exports from
The war in Yemen is, according to the United Nations as the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. According to UNICEF, hundreds of schools were destroyed by combat aircraft in the war, thousands of children are killed.
As the Federal government of CDU/CSU and SPD in March 2018 their coalition agreement the castle, they promised: "We will approve as of now, no exports to other countries, as long as they are directly involved in the Yemen war." Saudi Arabia leads in Yemen, an Alliance of nine countries supported by the local government against rebellious Houthi rebels. The rebels, in turn, are supported by Iran.
In the years of war and it always comes back to bombardment by warplanes. Amnesty International accused the Saudi-led Alliance in the past war crimes and human rights violations. In addition, Amnesty criticized the United Arab Emirates should have passed in the Yemen war Western weapons to militias.