Amid the Khashoggi scandal, the trade of arms with Saudi Arabia
has been brought into sharp focus. In reaction to the 'current situation' German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the sale of arms to the country cannot currently take place. As the latest figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI
) show, Germany was one of the top ten arms trade partners between 2015 and 2017. The United States and the UK are way out in front though when it comes to the trade value.