News ID: 319031
Published: 0312 GMT December 28, 2021

Germany will not export arms to Saudi Arabia over Yemen war: New gov’t

Germany will not export arms to Saudi Arabia over Yemen war: New gov’t
AFP

A German deputy government spokesman said the country will not export weapons to Saudi Arabia over its devastating war on its impoverished neighbor, Yemen.

“The coalition government agreement for the 20th legislative term is very clear,” Wolfgang Büchner said in Berlin.

The official stressed that there would be no weapons exports to countries that are directly involved in the war in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia, according to Press TV.

The decision came as the new federal government seeks to take measures to restrict arms exports after they hit a record high this year.

For the period from January 1 to December 14, the federal government approved arms exports worth nearly 9.043 billion euros, compared with 8.015 billion euros in 2019.

The coalition government’s plans include advocating for an EU arms control regulation and a national law on arms export controls.

 

 

 

   
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