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Germany: FM spokesperson Chebli denies drone attack planning in Ramstein02:12

Germany: FM spokesperson Chebli denies drone attack planning in Ramstein

Germany, Berlin
December 6, 2016 at 13:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

[Journalist interrupts]: "Those are the words of the Minister of State Roth".

Chebli: “What Roth said is that the US government also informed that the air base Ramstein carries out a range of tasks, which are planning, monitoring, evaluation, of assigned air operations. This is not about how drones will be used. That drone attacks are being planned from Ramstein or anything else, I would like to look at these two separately."

Drone attacks are not being planned from the Ramstein Air Base, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sawsan Chebli insisted at a federal press conference in Berlin on Monday.

For the first time Germany had to acknowledge that the military air base is assisting the United States government in “planning, monitoring [and] evaluation of assigned air operations.” However Chebli denied that this is related to the use of drones and maintained that “drones will neither be controlled nor started from Ramstein”.

According to the Foreign Ministry spokesperson several issues still need to be resolved on this matter and the two countries continue their talks so Germany can “get answers on this.”

Bundestag member of The Left Party, Andrej Hunko, called for the Ramstein airbase to be closed down and for an investigation into this matter to be carried out.

Germany: FM spokesperson Chebli denies drone attack planning in Ramstein02:12
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[Journalist interrupts]: "Those are the words of the Minister of State Roth".

Chebli: “What Roth said is that the US government also informed that the air base Ramstein carries out a range of tasks, which are planning, monitoring, evaluation, of assigned air operations. This is not about how drones will be used. That drone attacks are being planned from Ramstein or anything else, I would like to look at these two separately."

Drone attacks are not being planned from the Ramstein Air Base, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sawsan Chebli insisted at a federal press conference in Berlin on Monday.

For the first time Germany had to acknowledge that the military air base is assisting the United States government in “planning, monitoring [and] evaluation of assigned air operations.” However Chebli denied that this is related to the use of drones and maintained that “drones will neither be controlled nor started from Ramstein”.

According to the Foreign Ministry spokesperson several issues still need to be resolved on this matter and the two countries continue their talks so Germany can “get answers on this.”

Bundestag member of The Left Party, Andrej Hunko, called for the Ramstein airbase to be closed down and for an investigation into this matter to be carried out.

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