UK's Theresa May Rejects Call to Follow U.S. and Stop Smart Bomb Sales to Saudi Arabia

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Theresa May refuses to follow US in ending bomb sales to Saudi Arabia
Theresa May refuses to follow US in ending bomb sales to Saudi Arabia, December 14, 2016.Credit: Screen grab

“In the last 24 hours the United States has stopped the supply of precision guided munitions to Saudi Arabia to bomb Yemen. When will the UK follow suit?”

“Civilians have suffered grievously with the bombing of hospitals, of schools, of markets. The UN believes 60 per cent of civilian casualties are caused by air strikes,” the Scottish National Leader Angus Robertson asked at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

Theresa May, the British Prime Minister responded, “As the right honourable gentleman knows the intervention in Yemen is a UN-backed intervention. As I’ve said previously, where there are allegations international humanitarian law then we require those to be properly investigated."

“We do have a relationship with Saudi Arabia – the security of the Gulf is important to us. I would remind the RHG that the intelligence and counter-terrorism links we have with Saudi Arabia has saved potentially hundreds of lives here in the UK," continued May.  

Watch the full exchange here:

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