Four Cabinet Ministers vow to continue arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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news4s56ffs56fs6Four Cabinet Ministers, including Boris Johnson, have vowed to continue to sell arms to Saudi Arabia in defiance of two parliamentary committees who called for Britain to cease military support for the country.

Mr Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, issued an unprecedented joint statement with Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, Priti Patel, the Development Secretary, and Liam Fox, the Trade Secretary, pledging to continue sales to Saudi Arabia despite growing concerns about the country’s intervention in Yemen.

The Government’s official response follows a joint report from the Committee on Arms Export Control, which called for the suspension of arms sales pending the results of an independent United Nations-led inquiry.

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