The Federal government will extend the ban arms exports to Saudi Arabia for a further three weeks until the end of March. The Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) announced on Wednesday in Berlin.
“We have done this with a view to the development in Yemen. We are of the opinion that the Yemen-is a war that must be as fast as possible leads to the end of the course,” said Maas. The export ban was originally to 9. March has been extended.
by the end of the month are to be delivered according to Maas, not already approved exports. “We will be in the course of the month, with the development that there is, in particular, with a view to the Yemen conflict. We are watching,” said Maas. How it could go to the March, said the SPD politician.
France and the UK, there was sharp criticism at the stop of German arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of joint defence projects are concerned. The Grand coalition showed itself to be in disagreement about the further handling of the issue. The ban had originally been after the killing of the government-critical saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi imposed.