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(RT) UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has claimed Saudi Arabia is just defending itself by bombing famine-threatened Yemen, arguing the Gulf state is entitled to ask its allies for help.
Fallon had been asked if the Conservatives would consider suspending arms sales to the Saudis, given the serious concerns raised by international observers about the war in Yemen.
UK military personnel have been providing Saudi forces with airstrike and artillery training and Britain has sold billions of pounds’ worth of arms to the Gulf theocracy.

With Yemen’s main port blockaded there are fears the impoverished state could slide into famine unless the war is halted.

Saudi Arabia is being attacked by Houthi rebels across its southern border with Yemen. It’s had its towns and villages shelled by the Houthis,” Fallon told the BBC.

Saudi Arabia is fully entitled to defend itself and it’s fully entitled to call on its friends in so doing.

Fallon said the UK gains from a close relationship with Riyadh, calling it “an enormously important trading partner, a commercial partner, but also a defense partner.

We share intelligence with Saudi Arabia about terrorism. We gain from that relationship. Every arms export application is very carefully looked at and judged by our criteria — some of the toughest in the world. But Saudi Arabia, equally, is entitled to defend itself.

Fallon’s comment came a day after the head of UK arms giant BAE Systems told peace activists the firm’s staff are working in Saudi Arabia but would not say precisely what they were doing.

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Source: RT.

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Michael Müller

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon must be crazy Saudi Barbaria bombed yemen civilians first after their political intervention failed and now the war is coming to their borders because they caused all that killing and humanitarian crisis.
May justice and the houties win

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Moreover, although Brits voted BrExit, UK is still part of EU until further notice and there is an EU export ban on weapons to KSA due to their aggression on Yemen! BTW, it’s not the first time BAe violates embargoes and they are well known for their numerous bribery schemes and also to overpricing the gear they sell, just consider UK ends paying €4.7bln per aircraft carriers while French DCNS who designed these proposes the same product as a real aircraft carrier with catapults, arrestor cables and a single island (this is seen as more expensive than a STOLV one… Read more »

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“We share intelligence with Saudi Arabia about terrorism. We gain from that relationship.”

So you’re in cahoots about terrorism with the Wahhabi terror kingdom that singlehandedly created the phenomenon of modern Islamism?

If what you Brits want is to finally make me one of those who believe that most or all Islamic terrorism is a Western inside job, then keep saying stuff like this!

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Western, not so : it’s mostly targetting EU’s and Russia’s interests thus, KSA/Qatar/Turkey/Pakistan have a double agenda that is not friendly at all for UK and USA…

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The britishnot in cahoots with the Wahabbi terrorists any more than I am in cahoots with my son. I created him, and he is inalienable part of my family and life. When he listens, he gets rewarded, when he doesn’t he gets punished.

The Brits, Yizrael, Saudis, they are all limbs of the exact same beast.

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This whole “pressuing of the British Government to stop sales to the Saudis” strategy is pointless and a complete exercise in futility. You are trying to persuade a European Imperialist psychopath not to have mutually beneficial business dealings with his very good friend, a Camel shagging terrorist psychopath. What needs to be done instead is do the utmost to help the Ansarullah bleed the Saud to death and liberate Jizan and Najran at the very least and then renegotiate with the house of Saud. The British will also need to be defeated militarily at the cost of many tens of… Read more »

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well said, even the majority of so called poor people in Brutain support the values of the system created by the elite, a system designed to fck up the gross of the population in 1st place.