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Germany sells nuclear-capable submarine to Israel

Germany’s security council approved the sale of Tanin submarines to Israel; they were received by Tel Aviv secretly last month.

According to the German news agency DPA, the board also approves the sale of parts for the development of two submarines to Colombia, as well as spare parts, especially for helicopters, according to letters written sent by German Deputy Chancellor and Minister for Economy and Energy Sigmar Gabriel to a parliamentary committee.

The Tanin submarine, the largest submarine built in Germany, can be used to launch a nuclear attack, costs €1 billion, however the German government agreed to pay one-third of the cost.

Germany has previously sold three similar submarines to Israel.

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