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Saudi Arabia: No initiation to buy the Leopard Tank

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"the plain truth is that we are not interested in a deal tanks."


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Saudi Ambassador in Berlin; Awad Al-Awad, said his country had no plans to buy battle tanks model "Leopard" from Germany.



Awad said in remarks to the newspaper "Tages Spiegel," Germany on Tuesday: "the obvious truth is that we are not interested in a deal tanks."

According to Awad; as quoted by the "German news agency," the arms deals "not substantial" in relations between Germany and Saudi Arabia, because Saudi Arabia's imports from the German arms represent less than one percent of the total imports of arming Saudi Arabia.



He criticized the Saudi ambassador to the misuse of the debate about German arms exports to Saudi Arabia in the internal political conflicts in Germany.



According to Awad; who took office last December, that in the event of non-stop this, the country "will be very conservative in the future with respect to any other arms deals with Germany."

The media reports had said earlier that Saudi Arabia plans to buy about 300 German tanks, "Leopard 2".





According to the latest report of the German arms exports, Germany exported 2014 weapons worth 209 million euros to Saudi Arabia.

https://sabq.org/السفير-السعودي-في-برلين-لن-نشتري-دبابات-ليوبارد-من-ألمانيا

@Bundeswehr can you provide the full interview the Tages Spiegel newspaper held with the ambassador?
 
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