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German halt in Saudi arms sales hurting UK industry - Hunt

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain has urged Germany to exempt big defence projects from its efforts to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia or face damage to its commercial credibility, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday.Germany said last November it would reject future arms export licences to Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It has not formally banned previously approved deals but has urged industry to refrain from such shipments for now.Germany accounts for just under 2 percent of total Saudi arms imports, a small percentage internationally compared ...

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First Published: Tue, February 19 2019. 23:35 IST