The Popular Party believes that Spain should not take "hasty decisions" on the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and must fulfill the commitments made, while he sees how the investigation of the case "evolves".
This has been pointed out by the secretary general of the PP, Teodoro García Egea, in an interview on Onda Cero when asked about what the position of Spain should be after this murder.
Other European countries have already reacted on this matter and Germany has suspended its sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. The Spanish government limited itself to pointing out two days ago its "consternation" by the preliminary information of the Saudi public prosecutor on the murder of the journalist.
"I would fulfill the commitments made regarding Navantia and I would wait to see how it evolves" this case that is being investigated and "would not make hasty decisions", said García Egea.
Before, in Antena 3, the number two of the PP has remembered that "a lot of employment depends" on those commitments acquired for the construction of frigates in Navantia.
And he pointed out that you do not have to do what the Executive, which is always dedicated to "rectify" because "first does not sell bombs, then sells them, first does not sell frigates, then sells them" and ends up damaging the "credibility" " from the country.
He added that we must have "all the data on the table before making a decision" and of course "interested in these issues", in reference to the investigation of the murder.