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Truss admits UK broke ban on Saudi arms sales three times

Truss admits UK broke ban on Saudi arms sales three



Trade secretary admits further breach and says ‘it is possible more cases will come to light’The international trade secretary admitted the UK had breached for a third time a court order banning the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, which could be used in violations of international law in the conflict in Yemen.Responding to an urgent question, Liz Truss told the Commons that officials had discovered a further violation, 10 days after she was forced to write to the court of appeal admitting two other export licences had been unlawfully granted. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/26/truss-admits-uk-breached-court-order-banning-arm-sales-to-saudis-again

Author : Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

Publish date : 2019-09-26 16:56:15

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