Germany May Review Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia After Executions

January 05, 2016
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Germany has said it may re-examine its arms exports to Saudi Arabia after Saturday’s mass execution. The United States, meanwhile, which recently approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, has stopped short of publicly condemning the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Speaking Monday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration had raised concerns about the execution in the past.

Josh Earnest: "And, you know, this is a concern that we raised with the Saudis in advance, and unfortunately, the concerns that we expressed to the Saudis have precipitated the kinds of consequences that we were concerned about."

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