The UK supported repression in Bahrain in 2011 with weapons sales, which continued even after the violent repression of protests. Even though the human rights situation has deteriorated in Bahrain in the decade since, the UK continues to bolster the regime with military and political support.
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.
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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.
UK has licensed at least £218 million worth of arms to Egypt since the 2011 uprising Licences include small arms, ammunition and armoured vehicles. UK has also provided police and military training Today marks 10 years since ‘day of anger’ that marked start of Egyptian uprising Campaign Against Arms Trade has called
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