A new report reveals the United Kingdom has been providing Saudi Arabia with weapons in Riyadh’s ongoing military aggression against its impoverished southeastern neighbor, Yemen.
Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has confirmed its technical support for and arming of Saudi Arabia with “precision guided weapons,” RT reported.
The report quotes an MoD spokesman as adding however that the British government had been assured the arms will be used in compliance with international law.
“The UK is not participating directly in Saudi military operations. We are providing support to the Saudi Arabian armed forces and as part of pre-existing arrangements are providing precision guided weapons to assist the Saudi air force.
“The use of these weapons is a matter for the Saudis but we are assured that they will be used in compliance with international law,” the unnamed spokesman said.