Germany has approved sale of additional three high-tech submarines to Israel.
Germany’s Federal Security Council gave a go-ahead to the €1.5-billion deal at a closed meeting last Wednesday, Der Spiegel news weekly reported.
Berlin would subsifize a third of the costs. No official statement on the matter were issued by the German government as the council’s decisions are confidential, the news weekly reported.
Since 1998, Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has produced five advanced Dolphin-class submarines for Israel, with a sixth now under construction at the company’s shipyards in Kiel.
The advanced submarines are capable of carrying missiles tipped with nuclear warheads.
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Germany announced Tuesday its decision to postpone signing of an agreement with Israel for purchase of three new submarines amid the rapidly expanding corruption scandal surrounding several multi-billion-dollar naval deals between the two countries. The National Security Council officials statement comes following a report in the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth that Germany postponed the signing of the memorandum in light of Israel's investigation into possible corruption in the deal
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