Italy plans to halt arms sales to Saudi

Published: December 28, 2018 17:42:17 | Updated: December 29, 2018 17:03:29


Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte holding his end-of-year news conference in Rome of Italy on Friday. -Reuters Photo

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said his government is going to take a formal position on the halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Giuseppe Conte gave the information while addressing his traditional end-year news conference on Friday, reports Reuters.

“We are not in favour of the sale of these weapons and so now it is only a question of formalising this position and acting accordingly,” Conte said.

He was answering a question on Italy’s ongoing arms exports to Saudi Arabia in the light of its involvement in the conflict in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Kashoggi.

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