Yemen: Military Intervention

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th July 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 4 April 2017 to Question 69434, what response he has received from the Government of Saudi Arabia to his enquiry about the attack by a helicopter on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen on 16 March 2017; whether he has yet been able to establish whether the helicopter that fired on that boat was made in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office contacted Saudi Arabia regarding this tragic incident. The Saudi Arabian authorities have been clear that they were not responsible for this incident.

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