PressTV-UK uses troops to boost arms sales to PG states

The British government has been accused of using its soldiers to demonstrate and promote weapon sales to Persian Gulf Arab kingdoms amid their continued involvement in the Saudi-led military aggression in Yemen that has left thousands of civilian casualties.

UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is now facing new calls to reveal specifics of its use of British troops to sell armaments to foreign governments after it prohibited the publication of the names of countries that sent delegations to observe British military servicemen carrying out demonstrations for weapons manufacturers, UK-based daily The Guardian reported Saturday.

DIT has arranged a major increase in weapon sales to Persian Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, despite widespread reports of atrocities and human rights violations in its war campaign against neighboring Yemen.

This is while the government agency claimed that identifying the delegations would “prejudice…

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