House of Commons
UK ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA
EDM #2556
Tabled 27 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the decision by the Court of Appeal to rule UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia as unlawful; regrets that the UK has licenced nearly £5 billion of arms exports to Saudi Arabia since the start of the Yemen war, in which Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of airstrikes; further regrets the bombing in Yemen has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, which, according to the UN, has seen at least 7,070 civilians being killed and 11,205 injured, with 65 per cent of deaths attributed to Saudi-led coalition air strikes; and urges the UK Government to comply with the court ruling to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia and all other repressive regimes.