BERLIN (TASS): Germ-any’s new government, which began work in December, will extend the ban on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia until 2022. This was reported on Friday by the DPA agency with reference to the data of the Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection of Germany.
Germany suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia in November 2018 over the assassination of journalist Jamal Hashkadzhi. This regulation was formally valid until December 31, 2021. Exceptions concerned only joint projects of NATO member countries with Riyadh.
Khashkadzhi, known for his critical articles on the politics of Riyadh, has lived in the United States since 2017, where he worked for The Washington Post. He disappeared while visiting his country’s Consulate General in Istanbul on October 2, 2018.
On October 20, the Saudi authorities reported that Khashkadzhi was killed in the diplomatic mission as a result of the conflict.
The international community condemned the crime, calling on Riyadh to conduct a transparent investigation.
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