Saudi Arabia did not respond to Saudi Arabias arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

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 Saudi Arabia did not respond to Saudi Arabias arms sales to Saudi Arabia.


Under pressure from some international organizations, the Spanish government announced last week that it would cancel the delivery of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia. Defense officials said Spain would return 9.2 million euros ($10.74 million) already received to Saudi Arabia.

International organizations such as the Arms Control Campaign opposed Spains sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia, fearing that the sale would harm Yemeni civilians. The Saudi led multinational coalition forces are fighting against Yemen and Hu se.

But Spains defense minister, Margarita Rovles, earlier this week changed his mind that the government has not yet made a final decision. The Spanish government said on the 13 day that it had changed its mind and agreed to continue its arms sales contracts. Spanish shipbuilders have been demonstrating in the south for days against the governments decision to cancel arms sales, AP reported. Saudi Arabia has previously signed an agreement with Spain to purchase five light forward frigates built by the Spanish state-owned Navantia shipyard for a contract value of 2.1 billion ($2.45 billion). Shipbuilders worry that if Spain cancels the sale of missiles, Saudi Arabia could retaliate by canceling the big purchase order. Saudi officials have not responded to Spains actions. Spain is Saudi Arabias fourth largest supplier of arms and weapons. (Wang Hongbin) [Xinhua News Agency micro Special Edition] source: Xinhua editor in charge: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

But Spains defense minister, Margarita Rovles, earlier this week changed his mind that the government has not yet made a final decision. The Spanish government said on the 13 day that it had changed its mind and agreed to continue its arms sales contracts.

Spanish shipbuilders have been demonstrating in the south for days against the governments decision to cancel arms sales, AP reported. Saudi Arabia has previously signed an agreement with Spain to purchase five light forward frigates built by the Spanish state-owned Navantia shipyard for a contract value of 2.1 billion ($2.45 billion).

Shipbuilders worry that if Spain cancels the sale of missiles, Saudi Arabia could retaliate by canceling the big purchase order.

Saudi officials have not responded to Spains actions. Spain is Saudi Arabias fourth largest supplier of arms and weapons. (Wang Hongbin) [Xinhua News Agency