Saturday, February 27, 2016

British PM backs 'brilliant' arms deals with Saudi Arabia

"David Cameron has praised British arms companies that have done business with Saudi Arabia - hours after the European Parliament voted for an arms trade embargo with the Kingdom." "The non-binding motion called on member states to stop selling weapons to the country, which is currently conducting a widely-criticised military operation in neighbouring Yemen marked by high civilian casualties. The Saudi government has bought £3 billion of UK aircraft, arms and other defence products in 2015." (thanks Amir)