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Israel receives fifth German nuclear-capable submarine

Press TV – January 12, 2016

The Israeli regime has received of a fifth submarine from Germany, amid pressure on Berlin to halt the delivery of the state-of-the-art weaponry that is capable of being armed with nuclear warheads.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday welcomed the delivery of the advanced Dolphin-class submarine at the Haifa port north of the occupied Palestinian territories.

The submarine, said to be capable of remaining submerged for up to seven days, can be equipped with missiles armed with nuclear warheads.

The Tel Aviv regime pursues a ‘policy of ambiguity’ over its nuclear arsenal, which is widely believed to contain up to 400 nukes.

The new submarine has cost Israel about 500 million euros (USD 540 million), with the German government paying one third of the cost. Berlin is also to deliver a sixth submarine in two or three years.

Many have criticized Germany for the sales of the modern military equipment to Israel.

The administration of German Chancellor Angela Markel claims Germany has an obligation to guarantee the security of Israel.

German media say the delivery of the four previous Dolphin-class submarines have cost German taxpayers over 1 billion euros (USD 1.12 billion).

Israel’s ministry of military affairs announced in May 2015 that it had reached a deal with a German shipbuilding company to have four major warships built for the Tel Aviv regime. It said the government in Berlin would pay for one fourth of the deal, which was reported to be more than 400 million euros.

January 12, 2016 - Posted by | Militarism | , ,

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  1. “The new submarine has cost Israel about 500 million euros (USD 540 million), with the German government paying one third of the cost. Berlin is also to deliver a sixth submarine in two or three years”.

    US$540 million?…………No problem at all. The USA gives Israel US$3 Billion/year, and if the German govt(ie, the German taxpayers) pay one third of it, that’s even better,(for Israel)

    “God’s chosen people” sure know how to score a good deal…………………

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 12, 2016 | Reply

  2. thought 5th given several years back.

    us gives way more than $3bil/yr

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    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | January 12, 2016 | Reply

  3. Germany will be paying reparations forever.

    BDS? What BDS? Local-based activists take pennies of Zio-made goods off the shelves; official government actions around the world provide welfare in the multi-billions to prop up this scofflaw Zionist monster.

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    Comment by roberthstiver | January 13, 2016 | Reply


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