in Front of more than three and a half months, the case of Jamal Khashoggi began. At the beginning of October, the saudi-Arab Journalist based in Istanbul, and killed in the saudi Arabian Consulate. In the Wake of the international criticism of Germany responded, and stopped, among other things, arms exports to Saudi Arabia. The CSU members of the Bundestag, Peter Ramsauer, led now, apparently, nevertheless, as announced, a business delegation in the disputed Land and a need to listen to this heavy accusations of the Opposition.

“fawn over The Saudis now and again, as if nothing had happened, is a fatal sign,” said Left-group leader Sahra wagenknecht of the “Passauer Neue Presse”. “Anyone who thinks that good economic relations would promote liberal reforms in Saudi Arabia, is either naive or is lying in one’s own pocket,” she said.

“Ramsauer under the policy of his own government is running,” complained the foreign policy spokesman of the Greens, Omid Nouripour, in the newspaper. “It is not the Job of members of Parliament, the difficulties in dealing with Saudi Arabia for the benefit of the business, and making it simple to hide.” The Green-foreign politician, Jürgen Trittin, criticized: “it is Not the first Time Peter Ramsauer operates a in addition to foreign policy in the service of big business. As Chairman of the economic Committee, he was a keen Lobbyist in Russia, as in Saudi Arabia.”

Saudi Arabia are accused of human rights violations

The former Federal Minister of transport, traveled, according to the report on Sunday as the President of the Arab-German chamber of Commerce Ghorfa, after Saudi Arabia. “We must not focus our attention only on the case, Khashoggi,” he said of the “Passauer Neue Presse”: “business representatives of other countries in the Riad again, the doorknob in the Hand. We Germans would not be foolish if we take up the thread of the conversation and the economy would maintain relationships.”

Saudi Arabia are accused of for a long time human rights violations. The country also leads to a war Alliance of nine States, the fighting in Yemen against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. The Gulf state is therefore responsible for the according to the UN, the most serious humanitarian crisis in the world. The particular focus of the Gulf state in the past few months, however, because of the affair of the death of the government-critical Khashoggi. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is suspected to be the mastermind.


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