August 22, 2014      02:39

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German minister admits western ally Qatar is also financing ISIS terrorist group


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Germany’s development aid minister, Gerd Mueller, on Wednesday said Qatar is financing the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “A story like this always has a history,” he said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF. “Who is financing these troops? Hint: Qatar,” he added. Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel this week urged a “debate” about who has been and is financing ISIS, but without naming any countries. Meanwhile, Germany said it is ready to send weapons to support Iraqi Kurds in their battle against ISIS, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. It is a controversial issue for Germany which, burdened by its history of aggression in two world wars, has often been reluctant to send troops into foreign conflicts and which as a rule does not send weapons into war zones.


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