Dutch lawmakers called on their government\u0026nbsp;to ban weapons exports to Saudi Arabia over the kingdom\u0026#039;s violations of humanitarian law, making the Netherlands the first country in the European Union (EU) to follow through on a motion by the European Parliament in February.The landmark resolution, approved on Tuesday, asks the Dutch government to impose a full arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, including dual-use exports that could be used to violate human rights. The bill cites United Nations figures that Saudi-led troops have killed nearly 6,000 people in Yemen—half of them civilians.The bill also noted the Saudi government\u0026#039;s ongoing executions of its own citizens, many of them political dissidents.The parliamentary vote puts additional pressure on other EU governments, such as Britain and France—Saudi Arabia\u0026#039;s core suppliers of weapons, in addition to the U.S.—to enact a similar ban. According to the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), the UK has sold about $9.4 billion (£6.7\u0026nbsp;billion) in weapons to the Saudi government under Prime Minister David Cameron\u0026#039;s administration.\u0022Saudi Arabia has a terrible human rights record and governments like the UK must stop supporting it,\u0022 Andrew Smith, CAAT spokesperson, told The Independent on Wednesday. \u0022The bombardment of Yemen has lasted almost a year now and the humanitarian situation is desperate.\u0022\u0022The Dutch parliament has set an important precedent and it\u0026#039;s time for other arms dealing governments to do the same,\u0022 Smith said. \u0022The decision can\u0026#039;t just be temporary though, it must be permanent.\u0022Rosa Curling, from a legal firm representing CAAT, told Sputnik News on Wednesday, \u0022If there is a clear risk that arms exported from the UK might be used to violate international humanitarian law, the UK has a legal obligation not to grant licenses for the export of military equipment and arms.... We can see no reasonable basis upon which the government could conclude there is not such a risk in relation to exports to Saudi Arabia. The evidence is overwhelming.\u0022*This article has been edited to clarify that the lawmakers called for a weapons embargo, but the government did not enact one.