EU Parliament calls for arms embargo on KSA

by MCR Correspondent

The European Union Parliament has called upon the EU member states to impose arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and Yemen war.

This was announced in the EU arms export report adopted on Thursday September 17, 2020.

The report urges all members of the bloc to “follow the example of Germany, Finland and Denmark, which, after the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi adopted restrictions on their arms exports to Saudi Arabia.”

The report also points out that “arms exported to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, as well as other members of the Saudi-led coalition intervening in the Yemen war had been used in the country where 22 million people find themselves in need of humanitarian aid and protection.”

“The remaining EU countries to impose sanctions to prevent further civilian suffering in the Yemen conflict,” the report adds.

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