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Germany extends arms sales ban on Saudi Arabia for another month

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel following their meeting in Berlin, Germany on 7 June, 2017 [Cüneyt Karadağ/Anadolu Agency]
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel following their meeting in Berlin, Germany on 7 June, 2017 [Cüneyt Karadağ/Anadolu Agency]

German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas said his country had decided to extend the arms embargo against Saudi Arabia until the end of March.

The German foreign minister made the remarks during an interview local Tagesspiegel newspaper, in which he explained that Germany not only had decided to stop exporting arms to Saudi Arabia but had also banned the sale of weapons to Riyadh that Berlin had previously approved.

“We did not do so only because of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but to make clear to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that we are waiting for them to contribute to the Yemeni peace process,” he said.

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