Breaking News

Tag Archives: arms sales

UK uses troops to boost arms sales to PG states

UK uses troops to boost arms sales to PG states

The British government has been accused of using its soldiers to demonstrate and promote weapon sales to Persian Gulf Arab kingdoms amid their continued involvement in the Saudi-led military aggression in Yemen that has left thousands of civilian casualties. UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is now facing new calls to reveal specifics of its use of British troops to …

Read More »

UK has sold £3.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since conflict with Yemen began, report finds as DSEI begins

UK has sold £3.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since conflict with Yemen began, report finds as DSEI begins

Government accused of hypocrisy and ‘rolling out the red carpet’ to repressive governments as Excel centre prepares to host huge arms fair As the world’s largest arms fair prepares to open its doors in London, campaign groups are highlighting that the UK has sold £3.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the devastating conflict in Yemen began. According …

Read More »

UK exploiting Saudi-Qatar crisis with arms sales

Report reveals UK exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports

Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests. The Middle East Eye (MEE) report cited a list of 46 states highlighted by the UK Department for International Trade Defense and Security Organization as potentially lucrative markets for weapons …

Read More »

UK approved £283m of arms sales to Saudis after airstrike on Yemen funeral

UK approved £283m of arms sales to Saudis after airstrike on Yemen funeral

Campaigners say Britain should have halted weapons exports after attack that caused international outrage The British government approved £283m of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the six months after a Saudi airstrike on a funeral that killed scores of people and was criticised by the UN, figures reveal. The airstrike, on 8 October 2016, hit a funeral hall in …

Read More »

Arms company that sold missiles to Gaddafi is a ‘role model’ for post-Brexit trade, Fallon says

Arms company that sold missiles to Gaddafi is a 'role model' for post-Brexit trade, Fallon says

The Defence Secretary also said the Government is backing more arms sales to Saudi Arabia An arms company that sold missiles to the Gaddafi regime in Libya is a “role model” for the sort of business Britain will be engaged in after Brexit, the Defence Secretary has said. Sir Michael Fallon said MBDA is “strengthening the reputation of this country” …

Read More »

Britain ‘putting arms sales to Turkey above human rights’

Britain ‘putting arms sales to Turkey above human rights’

Britain has sold almost £50m-worth of arms to Turkey since the crackdown on opposition groups by the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after last year’s failed coup attempt. Newly published export statistics confirm that Turkey is now a major buyer of UK-made weapons. Between 1 July and 30 September, the UK sold Turkey £26m-worth of ML13 licences, which relate to …

Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest