Leopard 2 main battle tank: USA are upset about Scholz’s decision – politics
The White House reported to the Chancellery with unusual sharpness: Washington is apparently particularly upset that the federal government has publicly set conditions for the delivery of “Leopard” tanks to Ukraine.
Germany’s allies in NATO expressed open incomprehension or barely concealed anger at the decision of Chancellor Olaf Scholz reacts, none for the time being leopard-Pledge tanks to Ukraine. The tone in the US government was particularly sharp, with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin trying in vain on Thursday in Berlin and on Friday in Ramstein to get a commitment to deliver Leopard-2 to obtain. This is not just about a concrete German contribution with battle tanks from the arsenal of the Bundeswehr, but above all about the export release that Berlin has to grant under the German arms export rules for tanks that have already been delivered abroad.