Germany open to sending military aid to Iraq government

August 14, 2014 5:01 PM

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Germany open to sending military aid to Iraq government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister has raised the possibility of sending military assistance to the Iraqi government, saying he would discuss further steps with European partners following a dramatic push by Islamic State militants through northern Iraq.

His comments, along with similar statements from two other ministers, marked a shift in tone from the German government which on Monday said it did not send arms to conflict zones. In the last few months Berlin has announced a more restrictive policy on arms exports and a more muscular foreign polic...

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