Over the past year, the United Nations' efforts to address what it has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis have been hampered by a crippling blockade of rebel-held ports by the Saudi-led coalition.
The coalition promised to keep all ports open, including the Hodeidah port, to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemenis, considering the blockade of Houthis on ports under their control.
Additionally, the kingdom will make a donation of up to $2 billion in fuel for the transportation of humanitarian aid.
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of nine Arab countries in airstrikes against Yemeni rebels and their allies, who overran Yemen's capital and forced the government into exile. Iran and the Houthis deny the charge.
The USD 2.96 billion will be used to respond to an ever- broadening crisis in Yemen, where war, looming starvation and cholera have killed thousands and put millions of lives at risk.
Yemen's currency slid further against the dollar late past year after the coalition blocked access to all of Yemen's ports for several weeks in response to a Houthi missile launched at the Saudi capital.
Such attacks against the Saudi forces come in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen's infrastructure by the coalition led by the Riyadh regime.
To date, more than 10,000 people have died during the war in Yemen and more than two million people have been displaced since fighting broke out, according to the UN. There were no reports of casualties or damage.
Three quarters of the population - 22.2 million people - need humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million people in acute need who urgently require assistance to survive. The U.S. supports the coalition with refuelling, logistics and intelligence.
The spokesman, Steffen Seibert said on Friday that the Federal Security Council was no longer issuing export licenses that "are not in accordance with the conclusion of the exploratory talks", Germany's official DPA news agency reported.
The move also coincides with Norway's decision earlier this month to suspend all arms sales to the UAE over its involvement in the ongoing war in Yemen.
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