Saudi Arabia got some bad news this week.
And the worst of it wasn't that Barack Obama and tradition-breaker Michelle were on their way to meet the new king.
Citing "instability in the region," Germany has reportedly chosen to suspend arms sales to the Saudi kingdom.
Is it just Saudi human rights record the Germans object to, or does Germany suspect anything it sends to Saudi now will eventually end up in the hands of ISIS?
Update: As of Monday, the German government has refused to confirm or deny the policy shift.