Paris (CNN) -- France suspended the sale of arms and tear gas to Egypt, a spokeswoman for French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Sunday.
It's not clear how much effect the move will have on Egypt, which has been wracked by anti-government demonstrations for nearly two weeks.
France did not deliver any arms to the country between 2005 and 2008, according to a U.S. Congressional report.
The United States is Egypt's largest arms supplier by far, delivering $4.8 billion in weaponry to the country in that period.
China was second with $500 million in deliveries, according to the Congressional Research Service report, "Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2001-2008," published in September 2009.
CNN's Eleonora Corsini contributed to this report.