BRITISH ARMS SALES ARE FUELLING
THE CIVIL WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST,
AND CREATING MORE REFUGEES.
In the first three months of 2015, at the start of the war
in Yemen – the latest of the wars in the Middle East –
we sold £1.7 billions worth of arms to Saudi Arabia,
leader of a coalition fighting the opposition in Yemen.
These wars presented as being against dictators and
terrorists, have become in practise civil wars between
the two branches of Islam in the countries involved.
The sale of arms to be used like this against civilians
violates our own British Law and our obligations under
the International Arms Trade Treaty
which the U.K. helped draft and which we have signed.
The use of these British arms in civil wars will generate
more refugees seeking to come to Europe and the U.K
Ask your M.P. to obtain from the government Ministers
responsible for this policy an explanation of exactly
how U.K. arms sales are expected to stop conflicts
between the two branches of Islam and to halt or
reduce the flow of refugees fleeing conflict.
Address the letter to your M.P. by name at the:
House of Commons, Westminster
London, SW1A OAA
Published by York against the war c/o The Friends meeting House, York.