Saudi Arabia: Governments under pressure to justify arms sales after US freeze

Issue 1120 - 18 Feb 2021

A number of governments in liberal economies are coming under pressure to justify their past and current policies of providing quipment to Riyadh in the wake of the US decision to freeze weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. Former defence minister Tobias Ellwood told the British House of Commons on 8 February: “I encourage the UK to fully align ourselves with our closest security ally by ending arms exports connected to the war.”

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