YEMEN: INQUIRY FINDS SAUDIS DIVERTING ARMS TO FACTIONS LOYAL TO THEIR CAUSE

The Guardian on 28th November reported that investigators say weapons supplied by the UK and the US, among others, have fallen into hands of splinter groups in Yemen, some with links to al-Qaida and ISIS.  It says that, in an apparent abuse of trade agreements by the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition, sophisticated armoured vehicles, rocket launchers, grenades and rifles are among the weapons being purchased from European and US companies and reaching local factions and groups.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/nov/28/arms-yemen-militia-were-supplied-by-west-find-analysts?CMP=share_btn_tw

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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