Liz Truss admits the UK has unlawfully sold arms to Saudi Arabia at least three times

Trade Secretary Liz Truss

UK Trade Secretary Liz Truss has admitted that the UK sold arms to Saudi Arabia unlawfully on at least three occasions. The sales are in violation of a court order banning arms trade with Saudi Arabia due to human rights concerns.

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Earlier in September, Truss confirmed that the government breached the court order ban on two separate occasions. Her recent admission confirms a third instance, and she’s suggested that other cases could still come to light. Responding to an urgent question in the House of Commons, Truss said:

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.