The human rights charity Amnesty International has raised concerns about the sale of British weapons to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia:
Selling arms to countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE should only be considered if there are absolutely watertight guarantees over them not being used to commit human rights violations.
Saudi Arabia has been the recipient of record-breaking arms deals involving the UK, yet these have been highly secretive and there’s been little or no follow-up over how the weaponry was used ...
In the past a large Saudi chequebook has apparently meant it could purchase weapons as well as silence over its own dreadful human rights record.
It’s time for David Cameron to end this deeply disturbing trade-off.
Prime Minister David Cameron said Syria's President Bashar al Assad should face "full international justice" for his "appalling crimes".
The Prime Minister has faced questions about his promotion of arms deals during a three-day tour of the Gulf region that started today.