Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Saudi nears new deal for 48 Eurofighter combat jets

Saudi Arabia to host European Tour event from 2019 BREAKING: Saudis prep for WAR – Kingdom to buy 50 fighter jets from UK
Andrew Cummings | 11 March, 2018, 01:30

The UK and Saudi governments signed a "memorandum of intent" on Friday - a prelude to finalising the deal - as part of Crown Prince and de factor Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman's trip to the UK.

Prime Minister May defended the two countries' defence ties on Wednesday, saying all arms sales were strictly regulated.

Riyadh has been waging a war against Yemen since 2015.

Despite an unusual advertising blitz that saw adverts promoting Prince Mohammed and Saudi Arabia appear in national newspapers and on taxis and electronic billboards across London, the visit was knocked from the British front pages by the poisoning of a Russian double agent.

He said both countries would be "much safer if you have a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia".

While the British government was trying to welcome the Saudi crown prince with an unusual advertising blitz, anti-war activists and human rights campaigners were touring London with buses and vans for days, carrying banners accusing bin Salman of war crimes.

For days, activists have been calling for Britain to suspend arms sales to the kingdom.

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Yemeni doctors treat a child injured by a Saudi airstrike on the northern Yemeni city of Sa'ada on March 7, 2018.

The British government is defending the sale of the planes to Saudi Arabia amid growing pressure to completely halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia with critics warning it will strengthen Riyadh's hand in its ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

Yemen was a topic of discussion at a private dinner inside May's country residence on Thursday night.

Saudi Arabia is becoming more attractive to foreign lenders as it overhauls its economy and plans to list Saudi Arabian Oil Co., or Aramco, in what could be the largest-ever initial public offering, potentially in London.

James Denselow, the head of humanitarian policy and advocacy for Save the Children, said that despite glowing appraisals from Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom foreign secretary, Saudi Arabia had precipitated "a humanitarian disaster".

Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said the United Kingdom had already licensed £4.6bn of arms for Saudi Arabia since the Yemen conflict began in 2015.

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