arms exports

    • Britain invites Saudi Arabia to world’s largest arms fair

      Britain invites Saudi Arabia to world’s largest arms fair

      The British government has invited Saudi Arabia to the world’s largest arms fair, going against a court ruling according to which country's sale of weapons to the Saudi state for use in the war on Yemen, was ‘irrational and therefore unlawful’. The news was confirmed by Minister for Trade Graham Stuart, who said that a Saudi delegation would be invited to the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event.

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    • Russia overtakes UK in global arms sales

      Russia overtakes UK in global arms sales

      Russia has overtaken the UK as the world’s second largest arms producer demonstrating its increased military capabilities, a leading research group has found. Britain has slipped to third place for the first time since 2002 after Moscow “experienced significant growth” in recent years. The US comfortably maintained top spot with sales worth $226.6bn in 2017 according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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    • EU arms exports need to get tightened

      EU arms exports need to get tightened

      The Member States' systematic failure to apply EU rules on arms export control should be addressed by a special mechanism, Parliament said last Wednesday in a resolution. Despite commonly agreed rules, setting the criteria on who could get an arms export licence, Member States have failed to apply them.

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