The Germans suspected US of illegal arms shipments to Syria via a base in Germany

Base Ramstein

Washington probably used Ramstein to supply weapons to Syrian rebels. However, the United States asked for permission to the German authorities. It is reported by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, with reference to the results of investigations by the Center for the study of corruption and organized crime.

According to their information, since 2013, the Pentagon contractors were bought in Eastern Europe and in the Balkans, the weapon of the Soviet sample on the hundreds of millions of dollars and sent it to the rebels fighting against the government army, and against the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).

As one of the items on the transfer was stated base Ramstein, located in the Federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

According to German law, for transportation of military weapons through the territory of Germany must first obtain a permit.

The Ministry of economy of Germany stated that the Agency had not issued any permits to transport weapons via Ramstein in 2010.