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Wapenimport van Saudi-Arabië

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October 24, 2018 -- Duitsland heeft wapenverkoop aan Saudi-Arabië stopgezet, en voegt zich daarmee bij België, Griekenland, Finland, Noorwegen, Zweden en Spanje , die wapenleveranties aan Saudi-Arabië en de VAE geheel of gedeeltelijk stopzetten

Speaking on Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the arms freeze in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Bonn exported €416.4 million ($477.5) of weapons to Riyadh in the year to the end of September, making the kingdom Germany’s second-best arms customer after Algeria.

Meanwhile, several countries -- including Belgium, Greece and Norway -- have responded to public pressure by partly or suspending arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other coalition members.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s willing to freeze a C$14.8bn ($11.3bn) deal to export armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia following the killing of Khashoggi.

Sweden, which cancelled a defence agreement with Riyadh last year, has suffered little economic hardship in relations with Saudi Arabia.

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