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: