March 30, 2016

UK’s Defense Secretary visits Saudi Arabia to discuss military cooperation



UK’s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has paid a visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss military cooperation

Fallon has already held talks with Saudi Interior Minister Muhammad Bin Nayef Bin Abdulaziz. He arrived in Riyadh on his way to an arms fair in Qatar. The British government is one of the main arms suppliers of Saudi Arabia. This has put London under huge pressure.

The British parliament has already called for an arms embargo against the kingdom because of its war crimes in Yemen. Nearly 9400 Yemenis, most of them civilians, have been killed in the Saudi war during the past year.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s record as a human rights violator has raised eyebrows over UK’s close relation with the country.

PressTV

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Defence Secretary Michael Fallon pays low-key visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss military cooperation - Independent

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