Germany will not send arms to the Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants in Iraq, because it has a principle of not exporting arms to war zones, a government spokesperson said.
Steffen Seibert told a news conference: "This German government, like its predecessors, has a principle of not exporting arms to any conflict zones or war zones... This is a principle we feel committed to upholding."
A foreign office spokesman added Germany was concentrating on humanitarian aid in its efforts to support Kurds threatened by the advance of Islamic State militants.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.