Merkel: Germany should halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Merkel: Germany should halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supports an end to weapons exports to Saudi Arabia following the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"I agree with all those who say that the already limited arms exports ... can’t take place in the situation we’re currently in," The Associated Press cited the Chancellor as saying.

In addition, Merkel told reporters in Berlin that Germany will consider additional "reactions" to Khashoggi's death.

Merkel's comments come after German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that there was "no basis" for the arms sales "as long as we don’t know what happened" with Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month in a suspected murder. 

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