"Germany extends its stop arms exports to saudi Arabia by a further six months."
"It is a decision that is appreciated by the licensing organizations, but that could annoy, including in France."
"the Government's spokesperson Steffen Seibert says that the stop is now valid until september 30th of this year."
"According to Deutsche Welle, the German government disagree on the question. The social democrats SPD have pushed for an extension of the stop, while the christian democratic chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated that Germany's austere line may need to be more flexible."
"Pressure from organisations"
"Germany stopped exports to saudi Arabia in response to the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, was killed at the saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018. Germany was the only major in, at the side of, for example, Denmark and Finland, which stopped the exports, which was hailed by the ngos."
"Earlier in the week invited 20 organisations active in Yemen, including Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian refugee council – Angela Merkel and Germany to keep the jam."
"According to the Washington Post has the stop proved to be of great significance, but also caused division within the EU. Britain's and France's export of arms to saudi Arabia affected-namely, because the countries are dependent on technically advanced components from the German manufacturer. President of the French republic Emmanuel Macron belonged to the critics when the decision was made in October."
"– What is the connection between arms sales and the murder of mr Khashoggi? I understand the link to what is happening in Yemen, but there is no link to mr. Khashoggi, he said at a press conference."
"the French Airbus ceo Tom Enders directed sharp criticism against Germany in an interview with Reuters earlier in the year."
"– It has made us on the Airbus mad in several years that even if it's just a small German part involved in such as a helicopter, so take the German side right to, for example, to block the sale of a French helicopter, he said."
"saudi Arabia was the 2017 world's third largest country when it comes to the bet on the military material, according to the peace research institute Sipri. 98 per cent came from abroad. Even if the united states is by far the largest exporter ordered, for example, the Saudi arabian fleet of 33 patrol boats from Germany in 2014."
"the Countries that were the largest exporters of major conventional weapons between 2013 and 2017."
"6. The uk is 4.8"
"10. The netherlands is 2.1"