A new WikiLeaks cable reveals Germany has been demanding additional assurance from US army that proposed exported Ebola virus and other deadly diseases won't be used as a biological weapon.
Germany doesn't seem satisfied with earlier commitments made by US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, and seeks more guarantee.
According to an unclassified cable , German MFA Deputy Head of Division for Export Control Markus Klinger provided the following notification to US consulate's Economics Office,
"Seeking additional assurances related to a proposed export of extremely dangerous pathogens to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases. The Army's end use certificate provided to Germany is lacking an official seal. The GOG seeks assurances from the USG or US Army that the end use certificate and the information contained therein are legitimate and accurate".
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German keeps an exceptionally restrictive approval policy for such exports and an approval here can only be given if recipient make a pledge and eliminate all the possibilties of using this import in production of biologic weapons.