Germany Extends Its Ban On Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia

Al Jazeera: Germany extends Saudi Arabia arms sales ban

Berlin extends until end of March a ban on weapons exports to Riyadh, citing concern over kingdom's role in Yemen's war.

Germany has extended a temporary ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, imposed due to concerns about the kingdom's role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The embargo was due to expire on March 9, but Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday the ban was being extended until the end of March to give the government time to evaluate Saudi Arabia's military involvement in Yemen's war.

"We decided this with a view to developments in Yemen," Heiko Maas said after a meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet.

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Update: Germany extends ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia (DW)

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