Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 4th February 2021.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the new US Administration on the cessation of arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Ministers have not yet discussed with the Biden Administration the reported US suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The UK takes its export control responsibilities extremely seriously and we assess all export licenses in accordance with strict licensing criteria.

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