Defense: Strack-Zimmermann: 105 people at a secret meeting

According to a media report, a hundred people were present at the secret meeting of the Defense Committee, from which information about the Taurus cruise missile was made public.

Defense: Strack-Zimmermann: 105 people at a secret meeting

According to a media report, a hundred people were present at the secret meeting of the Defense Committee, from which information about the Taurus cruise missile was made public.

The “Rheinische Post” refers to a letter from committee chairwoman Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann (FDP) to Bundestag President Bärbel Bas (SPD). It states that a total of around 105 people took part in the meeting in question, "including numerous representatives of the federal government and state representatives."

“It is therefore not necessary that the information was passed on from the parliamentary area,” the FDP politician continues. She asks Bas to authorize criminal prosecution for violation of official secrecy and a special duty of secrecy. According to the report, the letter is dated Friday.

Scholz also spoke out in favor of education

The background is a report from the news portal “t-online”, which deals with the secret part of a special meeting of the Bundestag committee. Accordingly, Bundeswehr Inspector General Carsten Breuer spoke there on Monday last week about technical and operational procedures for targeting Taurus cruise missiles. According to “t-online”, it was also about the consequences of a Taurus delivery to Ukraine for Germany’s security. Ukraine, which has been attacked by Russia, has been demanding German Taurus cruise missiles to defend itself for months.

Strack-Zimmermann announced on Friday that he would contact the public prosecutor's office about the matter. Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) also spoke out in favor of clarification. “Betrayal of secrets is something that must not take place,” he said on Saturday.

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