German Shipbuilder Cancels Saudi Order in Light of Berlin's Uncertain Arm Deals With Riyadh
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German shipbuilder Luerssen has put on hold the production of coastguard vessels ordered by Saudi Arabia due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of Berlin’s arms deals with Riyadh.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced last month that Berlin would no longer issue weapons exports licenses until Riyadh comes up with satisfactory explanation about dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khasoggi’s murder at the kingdom’s consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

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