Due to the war in Yemen, Italy banned the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
Rome: Italy has stopped selling thousands of missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over the Yemen conflict.
Italy had previously banned both countries for 18 months but has now made it permanent. Announcing the decision, the Italian Foreign Minister said that the government had canceled the supply of missiles and fighter jet bombs to the two countries in order to send a clear message of peace to the world on behalf of our country. More important
Pro-peace and arms embargo groups in Italy have hailed the government’s decision as historic. The decision canceled orders to buy 12,700 bombs that both countries had given to Italy. Saudi Arabia and the UAE signed a 400 million euro deal in 2016 to buy 20,000 missiles from Italy.