Dutch MPs oppose Indonesian tank deal

14th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Dutch parliament is opposed to the possible sale of Dutch Leopard tanks to Indonesia.

Indonesia recently expressed an interest in buying the tanks from the Dutch army, which is selling the Leopards as the result of major budget cuts.

The defence ministry is investigating the possibility of a deal with Indonesia, but Green Left MP Arjan El Fassed said in parliament that selling tanks to an army which has repeatedly been implicated in human rights violations is out of the question.

A majority in parliament supported his position.


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