Germany freezes arms exports to Egypt

Berlin–Germany has frozen arms exports to Egypt because of the unrest there, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Economics said Friday.

German arms exports to Egypt have averaged between 10-40 million euros (13.6-54.5 million dollars) annually in recent years, according to sources in Berlin.

A German foreign ministry spokesman said the Egyptian ambassador was called to the foreign office because of the attacks on pro- democracy demonstrators and journalists in Cairo and ohter places.

“Attacks on German citizens and foreign journalists are not acceptable,” the foreign ministry spokesman said.

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