So far, the UK has licensed £3.3 billion in lethal arms to the Saudi regime, which is bombing Yemen. Evidence of the use of British made weapons in Yemen was uncovered in missile debris.
The evidence was found by Human Rights Watch in Yemen’s capital, Sana'a, in a building destroyed by a bomb. The rockets used were made by American arms manufacturer Raytheon, which has a factory and 600 employees in Fife, Scotland.
Britain is one of the states backing Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemenis who oppose the former Saudi-backed president.
The Campaign Against the Arms Trade has now launched a judicial review on Britain’s notorious arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Their spokesman Andrew Smith says, “If the new government in Whitehall cares about the human rights of Yemeni people then it must take some responsibility for what is being done with UK arms and stop arming and supporting the Saudi regime.”