Thursday, January 07, 2016

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia worth $8 billion

"The Conservative government has licenced £5.6bn in sales of arms, fighter jets and other military hardware to Saudi Arabia since David Cameron came to power, according to new figures." "A UN investigation into Saudi war crimes in the Gulf’s poorest nation was blocked by the Saudis themselves. It has been claimed that the Saudis' appointment on to the UN’s human rights council may have been secured thanks to a secret voting deal forged with the UK." (thanks Amir)