Thursday, November 26, 2015

Worthless Words

British Foreign Minster Philip Hammond has said that weapons exports to Saudi Arabia would be halted if investigations prove that Riyadh is breaching international humanitarian law during its ongoing aggression against Yemen.

Saudi Arabia used British-made cruise missiles during an attack on a civilian Yemeni factory, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have revealed.

"The attack on the factory in the Sana’a governorate, which appeared to be producing only civilian goods, killed one person, and was in apparent violation of international humanitarian law," read a HumanRights Watch statement. “The latest revelations show UK policy to be both misleading and seriously ineffective. Despite multiple, well-documented cases of violations of the laws of war by the Persian Gulf coalition in Yemen, UK ministers have consistently refused to acknowledge this,” said UK Director at Human Rights Watch David Mepham.

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