Saudi Arabia - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (03.07.19)

Q : A British court suspended licenses to export arms to Saudi Arabia, citing the possibility that the weapons could be used in the conflict in Yemen. Could such a decision call into question France’s arms sale policy?

A : France does not comment on British court decisions.

France, for its part, remains very vigilant on this issue. We study each equipment sale on a case-by-case basis.

As the minister has said repeatedly, France’s arms sales, and specifically those to Saudi Arabia, are in compliance with our international commitments, in particular the Arms Trade Treaty and the 2008 EU Common Position.