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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Germany providing nuclear submarine to Israel




Germany supplying nuclear-capable submarines to Israel navey.Which has the capability to carry cruise missiles with nuclear-warheads.Thus, if Israel does indeed have any such missiles, it could deploy them immediately.

The extensive military deal suggests that German shipyards are to supply Israel with six Dolphin-class diesel-electric submarines, four of which have already been delivered.

The country has already built three such submarines for Israel and three more are to be delivered by 2017, while Tel Aviv is considering ordering more such vessels.

The Israeli regime equips the submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, according to a report published by the German weekly magazine, Der Spiegel on Sunday.

Israel is widely known to be the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, holding an arsenal of estimated 200 to 300 atomic warheads.

Germany has continued to supply Israel with the submarines, in spite of having been aware of Tel Aviv’s nuclear military activities “for decades,” according to the report.

The report also revealed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made huge concessions to Israel, while Berlin’s military assistance to Tel Aviv is largely financed by German taxpayer money.

In a poll conducted by the Berlin-based opinion survey institute Infratest dimap on April 17 and 18, nearly 48 percent of the 1,000 participants said they regarded Israel as a serious threat to the world peace and global security.

The first three Dolphin class submarines were supplied to Israel by Germany in 1998, 1999 and 2000. The first two were donated by the German government and the third came with a 50-per-cent discount. Over the past few years one of the submarines has undergone a comprehensive structural overhaul at the Haifa shipyard, according to a Jerusalem Post report in December 2011. Israel has reportedly invested about $27 million in the upgrade project.

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