This video says about itself:
11 July 2016
As Saudi Arabia continues its brutal military campaign in Yemen, the German government has approved several arms export deals to Riyadh.
Four months ago, the European Parliament voted in favor of an EU-wide arms embargo against Saudi Arabia, citing the kingdom’s violent military campaign in Yemen. According to UN estimates, thousands of civilians have been killed since the Saudi-led bombing campaign began last March.
Despite this agreement aimed at stemming the violence, the German government has approved arms export deals to several countries in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke in support of the agreement. The German government also approved a number of other agreements.
Chancellor Merkel of Germany is now on a state visit to Saudi Arabia.
According to a report by Dutch NOS TV (translated), she sounded a bit differently from her British colleague Theresa May:
Merkel against Saudi’s: stop bombing Yemen
Angela Merkel wants the Sunni military coalition led by Saudi Arabia to stop bombing Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen. In a conversation with King Salman in the Saudi port city of Jeddah, the German Chancellor said that, like the United Nations, she chose a diplomatic solution.
“We do not believe there is a military solution to this conflict,” Merkel said. In addition, according to her it should be prevented that there would be yet more victims among the often very poor population of Yemen. …
Merkel is with a trade delegation in Saudi Arabia and travels to the United Arab Emirates tomorrow. In both countries Merkel and the most prominent bosses in German business hope to conclude contracts and sign orders.
If Ms Merkel is serious about her fine words about the bloody war of the Saudi royal dictatorship on the people of Yemen, then she should stop all weapons sales for that war. Last year, in October, I was in Germany. I saw there a ship for the Saudi royal coastguard being built; a part of the Saudi armed forces now blocking Yemeni ports, making Yemeni people die of hunger.
So, we should wait what will happen in practice before maybe praising Ms Merkel too soon.
May 4, 2017, Kristine Beckrle: A well being dug in a small village in Yemen was nearing completion last September when it was bombed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition. The bomb hit the workers’ shelter, killing six men and wounding five others. When village residents went to help, the aircraft struck again. In all, at least 31 civilians, including 3 boys, were killed and 42 wounded. The well, which villagers had pooled their money to drill, was destroyed. I went to the bombing site with friends and family members of the victims. In the wreckage, we found a piece of a U.S.-made munition with markings indicating it was manufactured by Raytheon in October 2015: here.
On April 26th, 2017, in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging war in Yemen for the past two years dropped leaflets informing Hodeidah’s residents of an impending attack: here.
Yemenis dying of cholera as Trump meets with UAE ruler: here.