Finland looks set to halt all arms sales to the United Arab Emirates after images have emerged showing the UAE using Finnish-made weapons in Yemen’s civil war.

All eight candidates in Finland’s presidential elections vowed this week to halt arms sales to the UAE if elected into office in February.

The announcement came after a public outcry over images published earlier this month that showed the Emiratis using a Finnish made armoured vehicle in Yemen’s civil war.

Although Saudi Arabia – which is leading the Arab military coalition which is fighting in Yemen – is also a customer for Finnish-made weapons, no announcement was made to halt weapons sales to Riyadh.