German Arms Sales Boosted by Tanks for Qatar, Israel Submarine

  • Export licenses for Persian Gulf country worth $1.8 billion
  • Merkel government report cites need to help combat terrorism

Germany approved sales of Leopard battle tanks to Qatar and a submarine delivery for Israel last year, almost doubling the value of weapons-export licenses to 7.9 billion euros ($8.7 billion), according to the government.

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