Spain questions Israel over helicopter drone gift to Russia

Spain questions Israel over helicopter drone gift to Russia
 

Spain has asked Israel to explain why it gave a Spanish-made helicopter drone to the Russian PM as a gift.
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel gave the drone - used for crop inspections and costing €50,000 ($53,000) - to Dmitry Medvedev early this month.
Spain prohibits the export of sensitive technologies to certain countries. The drone's export licence had a clause requiring Spanish permission to do so.
Israel said the gift had been approved by "relevant professional officials".
The export licence for the drone lists Israel's Volcani Centre as its final user.
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25 November 2016 in World News, Views: 42
Source: BBC
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