Spain cancels major arms deal with Saudi Arabia, heres why

coalition had claimed to have targeted a bus carrying rebels.

In a major international move, the European country Spain has announced cancellation of 2015 deal to sell 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi regime, it be known, is leading a coalition fighting rebels in Yemen.

The Spanish defence ministry spokesman confirmed that the government even planned to return the 9.2 million euros ($10.6 million) already paid by the Saudis for the arms deal.

The spokesman however did not elaborate on what prompted such a decision.

It is said that the latest announcement comes after an August air strike by the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen that killed dozens of civilians.

The coalition had claimed to have targeted a bus carrying rebels.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other allies intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after Shiite Huthi rebels linked to Iran ousted President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s government.

Spain signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia in April to sell the Gulf Arab state five warships in a deal estimated to be worth around 1.8 billion euros.

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