Theresa May has stressed the need to end Yemen’s civil war and discussed the importance of complying with the international humanitarian law in a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister.
The British Government stands accused of being complicit in the devastation by selling arms to the Saudis that have been used in the campaign. More than 10,000 people have been killed and three million displaced in the two-and-a-half year conflict, with the Saudi-led coalition’s air and naval blockade driving millions more to the brink of famine and sparking the world’s largest ongoing cholera outbreak.
But the High Court ruled that the Government’s position was lawful and sales could continue in July. More than £3.3bn worth of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia has been licensed since the bombing began in March 2015.
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