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Germany won’t sell arms to Saudi after Khashoggi murder, official says

Protesters holding placards demonstrate against the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London on 26 October 2018 [Jack Taylor/Getty Images]
Protesters holding placards demonstrate against the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia Embassy in London, UK on 26 October 2018 [Jack Taylor/Getty Images]

A German official has confirmed that his country has no intention of granting new arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia following the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Al Jazeera that Berlin did not export any weapons to Saudi Arabia during the last quarter of 2018 in the wake of Khashoggi’s brutal murder on 2 October at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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In December, Germany announced a drop of 26 per cent in its arms exports to Saudi Arabia in 2018.

Other countries have also announced that they will not supply arms to Saudi Arabia or will seek to cancel arms deals in the future, including Italy, Canada and Finland.

US President Donald Trump protects the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman [Twitter]

US President Donald Trump protects the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman [Twitter]

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