Danish authorities decided to suspend approvals of arms and military equipment exports to Saudi Arabia after Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said in a statement.
The ministry noted that the decision covers not only weapons, but also dual-use products, "which can be used in violation of human rights."
Denmark is already engaged in restrictive practices in the field of arms exports, but still hopes that the decision will be an additional impetus for other EU member states, the statement said.
The press release also notes that in a number of cases related to issuing permissions to Danish companies to export weapons and dual-use products the Foreign Ministry acts only as a consultative side, because the Danish national police and the entrepreneurship agency are authorized to take decisions in this field.
On November 20, US President Donald Trump said that the crown prince could have known about Khashoggi's murder. Donald Trump stated that the US must stick to its Gulf ally regardless, in order to ensure the security interests of the US and its allies.
Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, known for his criticism of Saudi policies, went missing on 2 October after entering the Saudi Consulate in the Turkish capital of Istanbul.