Berlin continues to sulk Saudi Arabia

“no new requests (export licenses, editor’s note) on Saudi Arabia will not be allowed until December 31, 2020 “. This means that & nbsp; deliveries are not canceled but suspended again. Berlin had & nbsp;In November 2018, an embargo on the sale and delivery of weapons to Ryad was decided after the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This freeze had been extended in September 2019 & nbsp; for six months.“data-reactid =” 23 “> It’s” nein “and it’s not really a surprise. During a press briefing, a spokesman for the chancellery announced on Monday that“no new requests (export licenses, editor’s note) on Saudi Arabia will not be allowed until December 31, 2020 “. This means that deliveries are not canceled but suspended again. Berlin had In November 2018, an embargo on the sale and delivery of arms to Ryad was decided after the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This freeze had been extended in September 2019 for six months.

The theoretical end of the embargo is therefore scheduled for December 31, 2020, but it is hard to see the government resuming arms exports to Saudi Arabia just nine months before the federal elections for the renewal of the Bundestag which are scheduled for September 2021. Result, taking into account the negotiations on the constitution or not of a coalition, it is possible that Germany will unlock exports during the winter of 2021/2022 … right in the middle of the presidential campaign in France.

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Arms export control agreement put into force by Berlin and Paris
Saudi Arabia: Germany extends arms embargo for six months
Freezing arms exports to Ryad: Berlin makes Airbus drink the cup
Exports, the weapons of discord between Paris and Berlin