2021 marks 10 years of citizens’ revolt against autocratic regimes in the Middle East and the latest phase in a long history of the UK manoeuvring in the region to further its own economic and military interests.
As UK refuses to follow US lead, new figures reveal £1.4 billion worth of arms exports licensed to Saudi Arabia in aftermath of decision to resume arms sales. New figures followed decision to resume arms sales after Court of Appeal ban UK-made arms have played a central role in the Saudi-led destruction of Yemen UK
Last night the US government announced it is ending support for Saudi-led bombing of Yemen. UK has licensed at least £5.4 billion worth of arms to Saudi forces since war began in 2015, although the real total will be far higher. Saudi-led bombing has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world Campaign Against Arms
Good news! New reports suggest that the US administration has frozen new arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. These developments are a real opportunity to influence the UK government too, and end our deadly deals with Saudi Arabia.
Wall Street Journal and others reporting US has frozen pending arms sales to Saudi and UAE US-made weapons have played a key role in the bombing of Yemen, which has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis US is by far the largest provider of arms to Saudi Arabian forces. UK is second largest seller.
Joe Biden has repeatedly pledged to end US support for the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen US-made weapons have played a key role in the war, which has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis US is by far the largest provider of arms to Saudi Arabian forces. UK is second largest seller. Campaign
The US and the UK are the biggest arms suppliers to Saudi Arabia, and its attacks on Yemen could not continue without their support. But new US President Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to stop the flow of US arms and end military support. Now is the time to make sure he keeps those promises
UK has provided training to international police forces accused of torture and other abuses In 2019 Police College provided training for forces in Bahrain, Nigeria and Hong Kong, despite ongoing repression Since 2012, Police College has provided training for at least 12 countries listed as ‘human rights priority countries’ by government Campaigners have called for