German wariness on Iraq military aid

debate rages in Berlin about the merits of military solutions - at least partial ones - made in Germany. A day after categorically rejecting arms deliveries to a conflict zone, the government said Tuesday that it is considering dispatching non-lethal military aid to help Iraq push back against the IS forces. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said that Germany could possibly send equipment such as armored vehicles, helmets, night-vision equipment, booby-trap detectors and medical supplies. Even Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier signaled a willingness to pave the way for German weapons shipments, saying that given the dramatic humanitarian situation, "I am ready to go to the limits of what is politically and legally feasible."


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