IP- Germany will no longer block the sale of Eurofighter jets to Saudi Arabia, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says.

Iran PressEurope: The announcement means a deal for 48 Eurofighter jets signed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in London can go ahead.

“Saudi Arabia is a key contributor to Israel’s security, even these days, and is helping to stem the risk of a regional conflagration,” Baerbock told journalists in Israel.

“The fact that Saudi Arabia is now intercepting missiles fired by the Houthis at Israel underlines this, and we are grateful for that,” she added, describing this role as an “open secret”.

Baerbock also noted Saudi Arabia and Israel have “not renounced their policy of normalisation”.

Germany stopped selling arms to Saudi Arabia after the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Germany, the UK, Italy, and Spain jointly build the Eurofighter jet and can each veto deals.204

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