European Parliament calls for Saudi arms embargo

February 25, 2016 12:21 PM

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European Parliament calls for Saudi arms embargo

BRUSSELS The European Parliament called on the European Union to impose an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, saying Britain, France and other EU governments should no longer sell weapons to a country accused of targeting civilians in Yemen.

EU lawmakers voted 359 in favor, 212 against and with 31 abstentions for the formal call for an EU arms embargo.

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