German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly stand next to Eurofighter as they visit the ILA Air Show in Berlin, April 26, 2018. (REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File)
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Britain has urged Germany to exempt big defense projects from its efforts to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia or face damage to its commercial credibility, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported Tuesday.That includes a proposed 10-billion-pound deal for Riyadh to buy 48 new Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets from Britain.Reuters has not seen the letter and a spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry declined to comment.In his letter, Hunt also wrote that the German government's decision to halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia would result in a loss of 2.3 billion euros' worth of revenues for German defense firms by 2026 .
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