Spain stops sale of laser-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia
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Spain put the brakes on a sale of hundreds of missiles to Saudi Arabia amid concerns about their use against civilians in the war in Yemen.

Al Jazeera

The defence ministry has launched a process to cancel the contract between Spain and Saudi Arabia signed in 2015 for 400 laser-guided munitions and will pay back the $10m already paid for the weapons, broadcaster Cadena Ser reported on Tuesday.

“We confirm the news,” an unnamed spokeswoman at the defence ministry said, declining to give any additional details.

The ministry said last month it had never sold arms that could be used against a civilian population and condemned the killing of non-combatants in Yemen.

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