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Germany refused to sell the tanks of Saudi Arabia

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The German government did not approve the deal to sell 800 tanks Leopard-2 of Saudi Arabia, the Bild newspaper reported on Sunday, citing sources in the German government.


Germany refused to sell the tanks of Saudi Arabia


The planned sale of tanks in the SA could be one of the largest for the German defense industry. However, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel spoke out against the supply of German tanks to the autocratic regime of Saudi Arabia, the newspaper notes.

“Without coordination with the Minister of Economy, the transaction has no chance to take place,” writes Bild.

The publication also notes that the contract was not even sent for approval to the National Security Council of Germany, which includes Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Back in 2012, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported that Saudi Arabia intends to buy Leopard’s 600-800 tanks from Germany - twice as many as originally intended.

According to Bild, Saudi Arabia has been hunting for German tanks for more than a year, and is ready to give almost 18 billion euros (25 billion dollars) for them.

Leopard-2 - the main battle tank of Germany, also produced under license in Spain.

Germany refused to sell heavy weapons to Saudi Arabia for decades due to fears of human rights violations in the kingdom, as well as fears for Israel’s security.
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  1. Oleg Sobol
    Oleg Sobol April 16 2014 11: 03
    +13
    Although in this matter, their "brains" are still working ...
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB April 16 2014 11: 05
      +21
      then they will buy from the Americans ... maybe they put pressure on the Germans ...
      1. predator.3
        predator.3 April 16 2014 11: 54
        +5
        Germany refused to sell heavy weapons to Saudi Arabia for decades due to fears of human rights violations in the kingdom, as well as fears for Israel’s security.

        Get fucked up! Hans are preoccupied with human rights! belay
        1. Saratoga833
          Saratoga833 April 16 2014 15: 51
          +3
          Something is wrong here. For no reason to refuse a profitable deal, supposedly worrying about Israel? Do not tell my slippers!
      2. Orc-xnumx
        Orc-xnumx April 16 2014 12: 08
        +1
        Rather, the British, because the SA knows that the Abrams is vulnerable, as shown by Iraq.
      3. Petr1
        Petr1 April 16 2014 16: 18
        -1
        ShturmKGB
        maybe they put pressure on the Germans

        Yes, they said to them, they say, the cattle are German, but such a bold order is necessary themselves. Go get better in the field graze lol
    2. Civil
      Civil April 16 2014 11: 07
      -4
      No question, Russia is always ready to help you))) inexpensively
      1. postman
        postman April 16 2014 12: 00
        +2
        Quote: Civil
        Russia is always ready to help you))) inexpensively

        to whom the Saudis?
        the main sponsor of international terrorism?
        -Fatwa (issued by Saudi "spiritual leaders"), according to which the destruction of Shiite shrines in Karbell and Najaf is a good thing (Attempts at explosions, sometimes successful, in Shiite mosques throughout Iraq).
        - “International Islamic Charity Organization” (is a structural unit of the World Islamic League, supervised by the government of KSA)
        - "Saudi High Commission for Assistance to Bosnia" (Prince Suleiman bin Abdel Aziz)
        -Support by Saudi Arabia of Salafi terrorists in Yemen and even about the involvement of Saudi secret services in terrorist attacks and military operations of Salafists in the territory of this country.
        - the invasion of more than 1000 soldiers of the kingdom in Bahrain (after the events on the Pearl Square)
        -in the territory of the CA there are (were) structures like the Al-Haramain Foundation (The House of Two Shrines), the National Commercial Bank, Rabitat al-Alam Islamiy, FalsalIslamicBankLtd, Al-Muassas ar-Rajih " and etc. "Marked" support for Chechen separatists during the two wars, as well as involvement in the organization of terrorist acts in the Russian Federation.These offices provided serious support to the Dagestan Salafis, who set themselves the task of overthrowing the constitutional system and the formation of an “Islamic state” in the borders of Dagestan and Chechnya with the withdrawal of this entity from Russia.
        - Saudi Arabia invests huge amounts of money in the “education” of Russian Muslims (Ravil Gainutdin - $ millions from KSA)
        etc.

        And so everywhere .. besides yourself loved ones:


        “... we reaffirm our intention to destroy the criminal groups of killer terrorists and fight criminal behavior. There is no room for extremism in the country of Two Holy Temples ”
        1. Ased
          Ased April 16 2014 12: 23
          +6
          So either the price did not agree, or in quality! And there’s nothing to fill in about human rights!

          PS If the mountain does not go to Mohammed, then Moses paid more.
      2. 120352
        120352 April 16 2014 14: 44
        +2
        Civil
        Saudi Arabia is a state based on Wahhabi ideology. There are still medieval customs. This ideology does not bring anything good to Russia and the whole world. Do not arm it, but disarm it. It would be better if this private property of Saud ceases to exist at all. But the Saudis need to allocate some island in the ocean, such as a garden plot, and let them live and do not deny themselves anything. And no contact with the world!
        1. StolzSS
          StolzSS April 16 2014 18: 38
          0
          We have an island here in the north just for these fucking saudas, the climate will fit, of course, a harsh duck not a lot of money; laughing
      3. Saratoga833
        Saratoga833 April 16 2014 15: 56
        0
        And against whom will these tanks be directed? Will our partners or allies find themselves under the fire and caterpillars of these tanks?
    3. Keeper
      Keeper April 16 2014 11: 49
      0
      it's not about the brains! Germany simply has no desire to drive and clean the tanks of sand and lubricate after each sortie into the desert ... Well, this is not a Russian weapon working in any conditions!
      Everything here is more pragmatic))
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 12
        +1
        Quote: Keeper
        it's not about the brains! Germany simply has no desire to drive and clean the tanks of sand and lubricate after each sortie into the desert ... Well, this is not a Russian weapon working in any conditions!
        Everything here is more pragmatic))

        For 18 yards of euro they would brush them with toothbrushes.
    4. avg
      avg April 16 2014 12: 53
      +1
      Wherever they buy, the next step of the Saudis is a set of crews from around the world. I used to think that they would take from Ukraine, now, having seen this whole mess, they probably doubt it.
    5. APASUS
      APASUS April 16 2014 21: 15
      +1
      Quote: Oleg Sobol
      Although in this matter, their "brains" still work ..

      I wonder how they dared to call the regime in Saudi Arabia - autocratic?
      The main ally will not be very happy !!!
  2. Tra-ta-ta
    Tra-ta-ta April 16 2014 11: 04
    +2
    I see. They have already prepared them for the Poles ..
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets April 16 2014 11: 35
      +2
      Quote: Tra-ta-ta
      They have already prepared them for the Poles ..

      No, they are selling Poles from scrap.
      1. avg
        avg April 16 2014 12: 56
        +2
        Perfectly in the hole. On nova Poles only lick their lips.
  3. gandalf
    gandalf April 16 2014 11: 04
    +12
    "The Germans seem to suspect something," thought the king of Saudi Arabia ... laughing
  4. NIVH
    NIVH April 16 2014 11: 05
    +3
    The consequences of World War II ... They feel guilty before the Jews. And in the picture, most likely, Leopard 1A5.
    1. Ptah
      Ptah April 16 2014 14: 43
      +1
      Quote: NIVH
      in the picture, most likely, Leopard 1A5.

      He is. Park renewal. Total business. They put MBT already "Leopard 2 A6". At the expense of performance characteristics when comparing with "Leo 1" I do not know, but agility, speed and saturation of electronics will abruptly this one.


      The exhaust of a solarium into the snout of the Rotozeys - which could be more pleasant ... For that, they don’t take money for such public pokatushki, and after each maneuver they roll the kids on the armor ...
      1. Hedgehog
        Hedgehog April 17 2014 05: 58
        -1
        looks like something like a toy and growls like a "kitten", zhah at him from an RPG to see how far he will go after that wink
        1. Ptah
          Ptah April 17 2014 06: 31
          0
          What for? Good apparatus, regret that not enough pumped.
          And what kind of confidence in the driver’s car ..
          Spinning not on the training ground, but on the dance floor, not afraid that he would refuse something in the transmission and the tank would crash into the crowd of people.
          Is it worth something?
  5. jjj
    jjj April 16 2014 11: 07
    +3
    You will look at the picture of "Leopard" - "Tiger" and only
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 12
      0
      Quote: jjj
      You will look at the picture of "Leopard" - "Tiger" and only

      This is the first Leopard ...
  6. SHOCK.
    SHOCK. April 16 2014 11: 07
    +4
    The Saudis are in flight, and that's good.
  7. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX April 16 2014 11: 08
    +1
    Well, they’ll buy it in Spain, or they will recruit Abrams (how many thousands of them are in America for conservation?), The Americans will gladly help them, no matter how.
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 13
      +2
      Quote: Фкенщь13
      Well, they’ll buy it in Spain, or they will recruit Abrams (how many thousands of them are in America for conservation?), The Americans will gladly help them, no matter how.

      They won’t buy it, the Germans will block how they blocked the sale of armored cars to the Saudis with German engines to the French.
  8. tnship2
    tnship2 April 16 2014 11: 13
    +3
    Why does the oil kingdom need an offensive weapon? They just haven’t been hit yet by an adult. We would have sat on the lakes of oil and enjoyed.
  9. lukke
    lukke April 16 2014 11: 16
    +2
    deal for the sale of 800 Leopard-2 tanks
    The need for such a number of Saudi units of offensive weapons makes you wonder ... Maybe you decided to go around Syria ?!
    1. VADEL
      VADEL April 16 2014 11: 32
      +1
      Maybe you decided to go around Syria ?!

      Or in Europe, JOK later.
  10. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky April 16 2014 11: 20
    +2
    Quote: jjj
    You will look at the picture of "Leopard" - "Tiger" and only

    "Leopard-1" (he is in the photo) began to develop soon after the war, and therefore the resemblance to the face! wassat
  11. Flibustiero
    Flibustiero April 16 2014 11: 21
    +2
    To arm nomadic tribes and other uncivilized peoples with good weapons is a rash step. stop
  12. zao74
    zao74 April 16 2014 11: 29
    0
    Once the Saudis are willing to pay, there will be sellers or Germans, through third parties, to complete the transaction.
  13. individual
    individual April 16 2014 11: 31
    +2
    Saudi oil and gas tycoon in the Arab world.
    Germany does not allow Riyadh to become a regional gendarme.
    Arms purchases will force them to spend oil dollars, and Germany, like the United States, is profitable to collapse the cost of a barrel to $ 90 per barrel.
    An excess of oil in the market is that sought-after quantity and a lever to control the world of the golden calf.
    Permission to enter the energy market of Libya and Iran from the same opera.
  14. MAKSAK
    MAKSAK April 16 2014 11: 32
    0
    Interestingly, modern Lerpard is better than our tank?
    1. from punk
      from punk April 16 2014 11: 37
      0
      Quote: MAKSAK
      Interestingly, modern Lerpard is better than our tank?

      here
    2. Altona
      Altona April 16 2014 11: 38
      +1
      Yes, nothing ... The whole point of any combat vehicle is a competent and trained crew ... But without a man it’s just iron ... I have another question - why do they need so many tanks in the desert (out of the blue)?
    3. from punk
      from punk April 16 2014 11: 38
      0
      Quote: MAKSAK
      Interestingly, modern Lerpard is better than our tank?

      which tank? we have a lot of different ones. in general, there are advantages and disadvantages everywhere. According to the discourse, they used to say that they are one of the worst in the world. You can compare a lot of things here.
      1. Cynic
        Cynic April 16 2014 19: 52
        0
        Quote: punk
        they used to say disco

        Hmm senses that the VO site is talking, after all
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    4. Ptah
      Ptah April 16 2014 14: 52
      +1
      Quote: MAKSAK
      Interestingly, modern Lerpard is better than our tank?

      Judge for yourself...
  15. shelva
    shelva April 16 2014 11: 37
    0
    Bedouins can be without fear of selling any weapons. They are dangerous only on horseback on camels, in the desert and with a saber or peak. But anyone loves weapons - like children.
  16. kodxnumx
    kodxnumx April 16 2014 11: 48
    +2
    Apparently a good tank, if you are ready to draw current money!
  17. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 16 2014 11: 55
    +4
    An ancient proverb - SEEK WHOM IT IS FAVORABLE!
    The Saudis have to buy Abrams from America.
  18. Semurg
    Semurg April 16 2014 13: 13
    +2
    such an order for 800pcs tanks and worthy in terms of price and quality can be fulfilled by a country with a powerful industry and there are less than 3-4 in the world. But the Germans did not understand, to be honest, during the crisis, they refused such an order.
  19. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 16 2014 13: 33
    +3
    When the local people shouted, they say the Germans will not refuse Russian contracts, they say that none of them is profitable to lose money and could not imagine how much the Germans are willing to sacrifice for their principles.
    18 billion euros! This is not even a gold contract, this is a diamond contract ... In addition, the Saudis planned to buy from Germany submarines for 12 billion euros, but they also shaved. In addition, the Germans blocked the sale of French armored vehicles to the Saudis due to the presence of German engines on it. In total, Germany could raise more than 30 billion euros to the CA, but out of principle it didn’t make a deal, so Russian contracts ...
    1. Semurg
      Semurg April 16 2014 18: 59
      +1
      Quote: Nayhas
      When the local people shouted, they say the Germans will not refuse Russian contracts, they say that none of them is profitable to lose money and could not imagine how much the Germans are willing to sacrifice for their principles.
      18 billion euros! This is not even a gold contract, this is a diamond contract ... In addition, the Saudis planned to buy from Germany submarines for 12 billion euros, but they also shaved. In addition, the Germans blocked the sale of French armored vehicles to the Saudis due to the presence of German engines on it. In total, Germany could raise more than 30 billion euros to the CA, but out of principle it didn’t make a deal, so Russian contracts ...

      here the stereotype breaks down that for the sake of money and even more money the capitalists will sell their mother, and here such a non-essential thing (especially for us former Soviet) as human rights.
      1. Cynic
        Cynic April 16 2014 20: 04
        0
        Quote: Semurg
        here the stereotype breaks down that for the sake of money and even more money the capitalists will sell their mother, and here such a non-essential thing (especially for us former Soviet) as human rights.

        Are you seriously ?
  20. sv68
    sv68 April 16 2014 14: 07
    +3
    it means everything is just-in Germany, the Israeli lobby turned out to be strong. The Germans are not down on money, all the more so now the more so for nobody just refuses. You need to look for someone who is profitable. The answer is Israel
    1. Cynic
      Cynic April 16 2014 20: 02
      0
      Quote: sv68
      You need to look for someone who benefits. Answer-Israel

      Quote: http://9tv.co.il
      Germany refused to sell heavy weapons to Saudi Arabia for decades due to fears of human rights violations in the kingdom, as well as fears for Israel’s security.

      So it seems to me that, first of all, Germany fears for the security of Israel, and not because of non-compliance with human rights in the SA. Although they have no problems with these, by the principle of _
  21. Zverboy
    Zverboy April 16 2014 17: 16
    0
    In the photo, in general, the Leopard-1 is obsolete and withdrawn from service. And so does the mossad work ...