7 months Germany adds six months to Saudi arms export ban: government MB |Biz
By Agence France-Presse  German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government Thursday extended by six months an embargo on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, instituted last October in response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Some are calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s arms exports policy “unpredictable” (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) The ban has faced opposition from within the German government and the EU, but has the support of rights groups. “The order to halt authorized weapons exports to Saudi Arabia is extended by six months from March 31 to September 30, 2019,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement. ... more