UK Has Robust Arms Export Controls But Will Reflect On Saudi Ruling: Wallace | 9/2/2019 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has a robust control system for weapons sales but is reflecting on a ruling that it broke the law in granting licenses to export arms to Saudi Arabia, defense Minister Ben Wallace said on Wednesday.

An English court ruled in June that Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been deployed in the war in Yemen, after activists said there was evidence the weapons had been used in violation of human rights statutes.

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The British government is appealing the ruling and no new export licenses to Saudi Arabia can be granted in the meantime.

Asked by Reuters about the ruling after he gave a speech at the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in London, Wallace said the...
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