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Germany Extends Weapon Export Ban to Saudi Arabia

Friday 29 March 2019

BERLIN (DW News) — Germany has announced that it will extend its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia for another six months. The freeze was imposed after the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year.

However, Germany’s European allies have criticized the ban, saying that it casts doubt on the future of joint contracts. The decision has also resparked brewing divisions in Germany over its stance on human rights.


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