Gulf States: Arms Trade:Written question - 151236

Asked by Gill Furniss
(Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)

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Asked on: 07 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Gulf States: Arms Trade
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to stop arms sales to (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) United Arab Emirates in the event that the Saudi-led coalition initiates a military attack on Hodeida in Yemen.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 12 June 2018

Export licences for all countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU & National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. We keep our assessments under careful and continual review, in light of events. The Criteria state, among other things, that the Government will not grant a licence where there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law.

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