Swiss Block Export of Gun Parts to Saudi Arabia

The Swiss government has vetoed the planned sale by the firearms group KRISS of weapon components to Saudi Arabia, arguing that the weapons made from them could be used to violate human rights.

The Swiss group’s application for an export license was for items worth SFr436,000 ($468,000), according to the economics ministry.

The ministry said the application was for components for pistols to be sent to the United States for assembly, and then exported to Saudi Arabia for use by the Royal Guard.