Anti-Tank Brigade Merkel Weapons Deal Under Fire from All Sides

A plan to sell some 200 battle tanks to Saudi Arabia has led to quarreling in Berlin -- and also within Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition. Merkel insists that weapons deals are ultimately transparent, but the opposition has demanded that the sale be revoked. 
Reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel's government intends to sell 200 tanks to Saudi Arabia have generated consternation in Berlin.

Reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel's government intends to sell 200 tanks to Saudi Arabia have generated consternation in Berlin.

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cgh -- with wire reports