October 27, 2018

Support grows for EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

Austria and the European Parliament have called for a bloc-wide halt on arms exports to Saudi Arabia following Jamal Khashoggi's death. Germany also backed the move, but other key exporters were silent or unconvinced.

As outrage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi continues to grow, more countries within the European Union are reconsidering their weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, with Austria calling for an EU-wide ban on Friday. Read more + video.


Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Emmanuel Macron clash over Saudi weapons - DW

Trump, industry work behind the scenes to save Saudi arms package - Reuters
Trump dramatically inflated the value of US-Saudi arms deals in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death - Business Insider

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