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Yemen: Armed Conflict

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has authorised the sale of telecommunications equipment to (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) the UAE for use by the armed forces of those countries to direct operations of their front-line troops in conflict in Yemen.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Government has a transparent export licensing system and publishes quarterly and annual statistics, including details of export licences granted, refused and revoked. We will not issue any export licences that are inconsistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

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