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Britain broke law in allowing arms exports to Saudis: court

By Patrick follow Patrick   2019 Jun 20, 8:36pm 551 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-britain/britain-broke-the-law-on-saudi-arms-exports-court-rules-idUSKCN1TL0YP

Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been deployed in the war in Yemen, an English court ruled on Thursday after activists said there was evidence the weapons had been used in violation of human rights statutes.

While the court’s decision does not mean Britain must immediately halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia, it does mean that there is a stay on the granting of new export licenses to sell arms to the kingdom - Britain’s biggest weapons purchaser.

The United Nations has described the conflict in Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands of people including thousands of civilians, as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. ...

Saudi Arabia accounted for 43 percent of Britain’s global arms sales in the past decade. BAE Systems, Britain’s biggest defense company, generates 14 percent, or around 2.6 billion pounds ($3.3 billion), of its group sales from Saudi.
1   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2019 Jun 21, 3:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If Britain refuses to sell arms, the French and Russians will fill the gap.
2   Booger   ignore (6)   2019 Jun 21, 3:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
If Britain refuses to sell arms, the French and Russians will fill the gap.


Or we will.

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