Spain Rejects Ship Carrying Arms to Israel


Spain will not allow ships carrying weapons for Israel to stop at its ports. This was stated by the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Albares.

It is known that Spain refused to allow the ship to stop at the southeastern port of Cartagena.

Albares said it was the first ship to be denied access to a Spanish port.

He added that the refusal was consistent with the government’s decision not to grant arms export permits to Israel since October 7, because Spain did not want to contribute to the war.

On the other hand, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Friday (17/5/2024), Madrid would only recognize the Palestinian state through joint action with other countries.

In an interview with La Sexta TV channel, Sanchez also denied reports that he would recognize Palestine as a state on May 21.

Previously, four European Union countries were considering recognizing a Palestinian state on May 21, 2024.

According to Irish broadcasting reports, contacts between Dublin and Madrid, as well as between Slovenia and Malta have increased with the aim of having these countries jointly recognize the state of Palestine.

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