Our silence on Saudi Arabia’s atrocities is morally pathetic

The government should loudly condemn the Riyadh regime and push for embargoes, rather than trumpeting trade partnerships

23rd June, 2019
A Yemeni man grieves for his dead relatives: the bombardment of the country by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has cost tens of thousands of lives Getty

Last Tuesday, it was reported that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen was responsible for some 8,000 deaths in incidents during the war where civilians had been directly targeted. On Wednesday, a United Nations report found that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the “extrajudicial killing” of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Turkey last October. And on Thursday, the Court of Appeal in London found that British arms sales to Saudi Arabia for...

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