UK arms sales to Saudi-led coalition up by almost 50 percent: オックスファム
テヘラン, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The British government has sold some 6.4 billion pounds worth of aircraft, helicopters, drones and other weapons and ammunition to the Saudi-led coalition since 2015, according to a research study published by Oxfam on Tuesday.
The charity said the UK has signed off two billion pounds more in arms exports since January 2015 than it approved over the previous five years, which marks a 45-percent spike in licenses for British arms manufacturers.
Ruth Tanner, the Oxfam’s head of humanitarian campaigns, denounced the increase in arms sales as a “stain” on Britain’s conscience given the buying countries’ role in the devastating war in Yemen.
「ほんの数年前に, 英国政府は積極的にイエメンで民間人に解き放たれた無差別暴力の種類を回避するために、より良いコントロールアーム転送に法律の導入を追求しました,” Tanner said.