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These Are The Myths That Are Used To Justify UK Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

By Andrew Smith

Theresa May meets Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman in London

Recent weeks have seen a renewed and long overdue focus on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Jeremy Hunt has joined his American counterparts in calling for a much-needed ceasefire. One thing he hasn’t questioned is the arms sales that have enabled the war, and the myths that are used to justify them.

For the last three and a half years Saudi-led forces have inflicted a terrible bombardment on Yemen. UK weapons have played a central role. Right now, UK-made fighter jets are being flown by UK-trained personnel who are firing UK-made missiles and dropping UK-made bombs.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and
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