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Source: Die Linke “In view of the high export licenses even in the Corona crisis and ongoing arms deliveries to countries of the Yemen War Alliance and authoritarian Turkey, there is no question of a restrictive arms export policy by the federal government. Only a legal ban on arms exports can end this irresponsible arms export policy, ”explains Sevim Dagdelen, spokeswoman for disarmament policy and chairman of the Left Party in the Foreign Affairs Committee, at the presentation of the arms export report of the Joint Conference on Church and Development (GKKE). Dagdelen continues: “With its empty talk of a restrictive policy, the federal government is deceiving the population, the vast majority of which reject arms exports. Arms deliveries to so-called third countries, i.e. countries that do not belong to NATO or the EU, have long since ceased to be the exception, but have become the rule. There is in fact no arms export control. Real licensing practice shows how urgently necessary and overdue a legal ban on arms exports is. As a first step, DIE LINKE is calling for an immediate halt to all arms deliveries to all countries of the Yemen war coalition, as has been promised in the coalition agreement since 2018, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the autocratic ruled Egypt, which is now even one of the top recipients of German war weapons. Arms exports through subsidiaries of German armaments companies abroad and component deliveries within the framework of European joint projects must also be ended. “

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