British government under pressure to cancel arms deal with Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has access to twice as many British-made warplanes in its bombing campaign in Yemen than the entire Royal Air Force.

Campaign against Arms Trade organization said that the UK has sold £5.6 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia since May 2010.


David Cameron’s government has sold £5.6 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia since it first came in power, the Campaign against Arms Trade (CAAT) organization said.

According to CAAT, the British government sold Hawk fighter jets, machine guns, bombs and tear gas. Overall, according to the CAAT report, the British government has sold arms to 24 of the 27 states that it considers to be “countries of humanitarian concern.”

The Saudi Arabia regime was heavily criticized by many people around the ...


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