Belgium has decided against supplying arms to Saudi Arabia citing mass executions carried out on Jan 2 and the nation’s role in Yemeni conflict.
“We have rejected the request (for military shipment to Saudi Arabia),” RTBF broadcaster cited Belgium’s Flanders Minister-President Geert Bourgeois as saying to the Flemish Parliament Wednesday.
In an interview with RTBF, Bourgeois said that he would not give permission for arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of its role in Yemeni conflict and the recent mass executions the nation carried out.
Germany’s Greens demanded to immediately halt trade relations with Saudi Arabia and introduce a ban on arms sales to the country. German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Berlin would not stop arms deliveries to Riyadh but pledged to have “a closer look” on arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the future, Sputnik reported Wednesday.
Germany will reconsider selling military equipment to Saudi Arabia following Saturdays execution of 47 people. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was quoted by Irans Press TV as warning Saudi Arabia that Germany would review on whether or not to sell arms to Riyadh
Saudi Arabia executed 47 people including a prominent Shian cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on various terror acts over a decade. The ministry statement, published on the official SPA news agency, said the 47 had been convicted of adopting the radical “takfiri” ideology, joining “terrorist organisations” and implementing various “criminal plots”, Local media reported
Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth $117 million to produce 10 MH-60R Mission Avionics Systems and Common Cockpits for the government of Saudi Arabia. The modification contract includes recurring engineering and program support required to execute the production and delivery of the mission avionics and common cockpits, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday
Belgium's Council of Ministers approved Thursday proposal submitted by defense ministry to launch a 1.1 billion euros investment program for the purchase of new combat vehicles for the Belgian land forces, in cooperation with France
Belgium has opened a $3.85 billion tender Friday for the replacement of its ageing US-built F-16 jet fighter fleet with new multi-role aircraft
Belgium accompanied by Netherlands will purchase four warships and twelve minesweepers for an approximate two billion euros. Belgium will buy four frigates and twelve minesweepers along with Netherlands
UK has sold about £5.6 billion ($6
Belgiums plan to purchase 34 fighter aircraft will cost nearly 15 billion euros (16.4 billion) which includes purchase and use for over forty years
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