MPs urge UK to stop selling arms to Saudis amid Yemen war

A group of MPs has called on the UK government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia because of its war crimes in neighboring Yemen, according to a leaked draft report.

“The weight of evidence of violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is now so great that it is very difficult to continue to support Saudi Arabia while maintaining the credibility of our arms licensing regime,” the Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls said in a draft report.

“The weight of evidence is now so great that the UK should suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen until an independent and international inquiry can establish the truth.”

The British government has said that it was ensuring Riyadh was not breaking humanitarian laws by bombing civilian targets in Yemen.

Yemeni doctors treat a man who was wounded during Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in the northern Yemeni governorate of Sa’ada more than a week earlier, at a…

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