EU parliament votes for embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

EU parliament votes for embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Motion ratchets up pressure on Riyadh over its Yemen bombing campaign but does not force European states to halt deals

 MEPs have voted for a European Union-wide arms embargo against Saudi Arabia to protest against the Gulf state’sheavy bombing campaign in Yemen.

The European parliament voted by a large majority for an EU-wide ban on arms sales to the kingdom, citing the “disastrous humanitarian situation” as a result of “Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen”.

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