Germany has no plans to supply arms to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry, Martin Schaefer said.
“One cannot balance the various forms of injustice,” Schaefer said. Bashar Assad’s regime is conducting an unjust policy against the population of Syria, so it is wrong to support those who do injustice, albeit not on the same scale as the Islamic State, the spokesman said.
Last week, Berlin announced its readiness to supply weapons to the Kurds in Iraq to fight the militants. However, the final decision regarding the arms supply has not yet been made. The decision is likely to be made only after a special meeting of the Bundestag on September 1, government spokesman Georg Streiter said.Earlier on Monday, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Damascus is ready to cooperate with international partners, including the United States and the United Kingdom, in the fight against terrorism, Reuters reported. The minister also condemned the execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, who are fighting both in Iraq and in Syria.