Germany resume sending weapons to the Peshmerga and the province signed an acknowledgment not sold

2016/8/17 20:37

[Oan- follow-up]

German army announced on Wednesday that it has resumed shipments of arms to the Kurdistan region after the government pledged to ensure it not end up selling weapons on the black market.

A spokesman for the German Defense Ministry said Berlin delivered 70 tons of weapons including 1500 rifles, 100 rocket fired from the shoulder and three armored vehicles to the Kurdistan Regional Government in Arbil on Tuesday.

Germany was halted arms shipments in January after media reports show some of the weapons that were sent to Kurdistan to help fight Daesh for sale on the black market.

The investigation found the KRG ended earlier this year that about 30 pieces of weapons from more than 28 thousand extradited from Germany were sold illegally or lost, Kurdish authorities have arrested a number of people because of it.

Kurdish officials signed a declaration that the weapons turned in on Tuesday, it will not be sold.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence that Germany have sent more than 30 arms shipment weighing more than 2,000 tons to the Kurdistan Regional Government since 2014.

The German parliament agreed in January to increase the number of German soldiers who are training the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq, to ​​150 from 100.