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Britain Negotiates Loophole In Saudi Export Ban To Sell Planes For Yemen War

WorldNews Thursday, 23 May 2019
Britain Negotiates Loophole In Saudi Export Ban To Sell Planes For Yemen WarThe British government has negotiated a loophole in a German arms export ban to Saudi Arabia that will ensure UK-supplied planes will continue to be used in the war in Yemen, the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed, The Guardian reports. The news is contained in two unpublished letters from cabinet ministers to the parliamentary Committee on Arms Export Controls (CEAC). The aircraft, Tornado fighter bombers and Eurofighter Typhoons, are used in the Saudi bombing raids designed to push back the Houthi rebellion in the four-year civil war in Yemen. The aircraft were developed by consortiums of European companies and Germany supplies spares for them. The two wings of the German...
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