German government extends ban on arms export to Saudi Arabia

German government extends ban on arms export to Saudi Arabia
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  • calendar-gray 29 March 2019

Germany's government has extended its ban on exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for another six months, ONAreports citing Reuters.

Earlier this month, the German government extended the embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia until the end of March, "due to the developments in Yemen" as German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said at the time.

On 20 February, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that future decisions on whether to deliver arms to Saudi Arabia would depend on how the conflict develops in Yemen.    

Germany announced the ban in October, amid the controversy surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Faiq Mahmudov

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