Boys walk on the wreckage of a building hit by air strikes two years ago in Sanaa, Yemen December 30, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Norway said Wednesday it has suspended exports of munitions and arms to the United Arab Emirates as a "precautionary line," based on its assessment of the situation in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition including the UAE has been fighting Houthi rebels for nearly three years.The Emirati government offered no immediate comment on Norway's decision.The Norwegian newspaper said it was a REMUS 600 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle made by Norway's Kongsberg group.Eriksen Soreide said Norway has allowed the sale of weapons and ammunition to the UAE since 2010 . Norwegian news agency NTB said Norway's exports of weapons, munitions and other military equipment to the UAE were worth more than 100 million kroner ($12.3 million) in 2016 .
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