20 October 2018 – today’s press releases…

There were two press releases today, one of which has already been covered on these pages. Here’s the other one…

Cable: Arms sales to Saudi Arabia “embarrassingly compromising”

Responding to Saudi Arabia’s claim that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in its consulate in Istanbul, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:

This situation gets murkier and murkier – Saudi Arabia seems to have forgotten about a death in its own consulate.

The UK’s heavy reliance on Saudi Arabia for arms sales is embarrassingly compromising in these circumstances.

The government should have already suspended arms export licences to Saudi Arabia given the outrages in Yemen. This reinforces the argument for loosening the bonds to the regime.

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2 Comments

  • David Becket 20th Oct '18 - 9:42pm

    You are doing better than the main party web site, where there has not been a Press Release since 14th August. Two months asleep

  • The human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia have been well publicised for a long time. This country exports a lot of arms to Saudi Arabia. We are in the same position as the USA, as explained by President Bush on television. We do not want to harm our arms industry, because of the unemployment this would bring.
    Is it not time that the party worked out an ethical foreign policy?

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