By Patrick M Schmidt.
At a press conference held by German Defense Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen (pictured) and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German government officially announced the supply of arms to the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).
The deal includes 8,000 G36 assault rifles, 8,000 G3 rifles, ammunition, 200 Panzerfaust anti-tank systems, thirty MILAN anti-tank systems, and five heavily armored Dingo infantry vehicles.
“The situation in Iraq is very dangerous. We must help those who have faced persecution and war crimes. We shouldn’t sit and do nothing because the threat will reach to Germany and Europe if it is not stopped,” said Leyen.
The arms deal is valued at $92 million dollars; however, Germany will also provide almost $66 million dollars worth of humanitarian aid to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).