UK to Resume Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Despite ‘Possible’ War Crimes in Yemen, Government Says


Britain is to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia despite assessing that the country could be using them to commit war crimes, the government has announced.

International trade secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday that the government had completed a review of how arms export licenses were granted in order to comply with an earlier court ruling suspending sales.

Ms. Truss said that while some “credible incidents of concern” related to Saudi forces’ conduct had been classified as “possible” breaches of international humanitarian law, the UK government viewed these as “isolated incidents.”

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