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Britain’s ‘unlawful’ arms sales to Saudi Arabia might not stop

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23.06.2019

It’s been a rough week for Saudi Arabia.

On Thursday, the Court of Appeal ruled that the British secretary of state broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi that might have been deployed by the Gulf-led coalition in the war in Yemen.

Just hours later, the US senate voted to block a multibillion-dollar weapons sale to the Kingdom.

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The day before that, United Nations investigators said there was “credible evidence” that powerful Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS) was liable for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal al Khashoggi last October, which the Kingdom vehemently denies.

Agnes Callamard released the step by step description of Mr Khashoggi’s final hours, which included MBS’s closest aides discussing how to dispose of the body by separating joints.

The fallout from this has been somewhat eclipsed by the escalation of regional tensions with Iran.

It has certainly turned up the heat on the close relationships the UK and US........

© Independent