March 16, 2016

Dutch parliament votes to ban weapons exports to S Arabia

The Dutch parliament has voted to ban weapons exports to Saudi Arabia amid its ongoing human rights abuses in war-torn Yemen

The parliament passed the bill on Tuesday, calling on the government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia. The Netherlands is the first European country to hold such a vote since the EU adopted a resolution urging all member states to impose an arms embargo against the Saudi regime last month.

Currently, Britain and France are key European countries selling weapons to the House of Saud. Riyadh launched its devastating war on Yemen a year ago this month. Over 8500 Yemenis have been killed in the violence.


Dutch parliament votes to ban weapon exports to Saudi Arabia - Reuters

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