Germany stops arms exports to YemenStaff Writer | January 22, 2018
Germany will stop all arms exports to countries involved in the ongoing war in Yemen, a government spokesperson has announced.
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Germany "isn't taking any arms exports decisions right now that aren't in line with the results of the preliminary talks", Steffan Seibert, a spokesperson for Merkel, said in a post on Twitter.
The move is expected to affect Germany's weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, which totalled almost 450 million euro ($550m) in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Amnesty Gulf, a branch of the Amnesty International rights group, praised Germany's decision and called on other countries to do the same. ■