Arms Exports Berlin Backs Large Defense Deal with Saudi Arabia

Berlin has often been criticized in recent years for selling weapons to questionable regimes. Now, the German government is backing a billion-euro deal for 100 patrol boats.
A file photo from 2008 of the Lürssen shipyard that stands to profit from a potential deal for patrol boats with Saudi Arabia.

A file photo from 2008 of the Lürssen shipyard that stands to profit from a potential deal for patrol boats with Saudi Arabia.

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