Truss's decision to arm Saudi Arabia 'absurd' - UK

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A decision by former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia, when she was trade minister in 2020, was branded "absurd", a barrister told the UK High Court on Tuesday.

Axar.az reports citing foreign media that Ben Jaffey KC, who is representing Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) at the High Court, said Truss displayed a "remarkable lack of curiosity" in considering how air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen had led to civilian deaths before deciding that arms sales to Riyadh could recommence.

"We are back in court today to try and gain some semblance of justice for all the Yemeni people who’ve had their lives devastated by UK bombs," said Emily Apple, CAAT's Media Coordinator.

2023.02.01 / 18:55
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