Fallon: Saudi Arabia is just defending itself by bombing famine-threatened Yemen

https://www.rt.com/uk/387982-micheal-fallon-yemen-saudi/

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has claimed Saudi Arabia is just defending itself by bombing famine-threatened Yemen, arguing the Gulf state is entitled to ask its allies for help.

Fallon had been asked if the Conservatives would consider suspending arms sales to the Saudis, given the serious concerns raised by international observers about the war in Yemen.

UK military personnel have been providing Saudi forces with airstrike and artillery training and Britain has sold billions of pounds’ worth of arms to the Gulf theocracy.

With Yemen’s main port blockaded there are fears the impoverished state could slide into famine unless the war is halted.

Saudi Arabia is being attacked by Houthi rebels across its southern border with Yemen. It’s had its towns and villages shelled by the Houthis,” Fallon told the BBC.

Saudi Arabia is fully entitled to defend itself and it’s fully entitled to call on its friends in so doing.

Fallon said the UK gains from a close relationship with Riyadh, calling it “an enormously important trading partner, a commercial partner, but also a defense partner.

We share intelligence with Saudi Arabia about terrorism. We gain from that relationship. Every arms export application is very carefully looked at and judged by our criteria — some of the toughest in the world. But Saudi Arabia, equally, is entitled to defend itself.

Fallon’s comment came a day after the head of UK arms giant BAE Systems told peace activists the firm’s staff are working in Saudi Arabia but would not say precisely what they were doing.

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not only are you an idiot but you are also a liar..follow the money..

Saudi Arabia is being attacked by Houthi rebels across its southern border with Yemen. It’s had its towns and villages shelled by the Houthis,” Fallon told the BBC.”

what about who started it ffs!

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2 Responses to “Fallon: Saudi Arabia is just defending itself by bombing famine-threatened Yemen”

  1. Always in league with Saudi Arabia. I wonder if the royal blood line has anything to do with it, because in other countries, which possess oil, the U.S. has no hesitation in simply warring and controlling them. I am sure it may be more complicated than that also. Jordan has a royal blood line also. Another factor could be compliance. Saudi goes along with the U.S. and Britain and turns a blind eye to them, and vice versa. Control of Islam by some aggressive faction probably has something to do with it also, e.g. Wahhabism and Mecca.

  2. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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