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Germany: Steinmeier reveals plans for military aid in Iraq

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Video ID: 20140831-032 ¤M/S Steinmeier and Von der Leyen ¤SOT Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs (in German): “The threat by ISIS, we cannot meet these threats with humanitarian measures only, instead we will also support the Kurdish police forces in the state, so that they will be able to defend themselves." ¤M/S Steinmeier and Von der Leyen ¤SOT Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs (in German): “We need a government, capable of acting, which integrates all ethnic groups, also Kurds, and especially also the Sunnis, of whom many have turned away in disappointment.” ¤W/S Steinmeier and Von der Leyen ¤SOT Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs (in German): “Secondly we need, and this is hard enough, a clear understanding between the states in the region, the neighbouring states in the region, to proceed against ISIS together." ¤W/S Steinmeier and Von der Leyen SCRIPT Foreign Affairs minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke about sending military aid to Iraq at a joint press conference with Ursula von der Leyen in Berlin on Sunday. Earlier in the press conference, Leyen said that Germany will deliver military aid "immediately" to North Iraq, supplying protection gear and weaponry to 4000 Kurdish fighters by the end of September. The weapons, which will include 16,000 assault rifles, 40 machine guns and 240 rocket-propelled grenades, 500 anti-tank missiles and 10,000 hand grenades, amount to €70 million ($91 million) in value. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Google Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTV Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv