UK sells arms to nearly 80% of countries under restrictions, says report

Exporting to nations under sanctions and embargos ‘systematic failure to consider human rights records’British ministers and officials have approved the sale of arms to nearly four-fifths of countries subject to arms embargos, trade sanctions or other …

Exporting to nations under sanctions and embargos ‘systematic failure to consider human rights records’

British ministers and officials have approved the sale of arms to nearly four-fifths of countries subject to arms embargos, trade sanctions or other restrictions over the past five years, according to analysis.

The UK has exported military hardware to 58 countries out of the 73 listed as subject to restrictions by the Department for International Trade (DIT), including sniper rifles to Pakistan, assault rifles to Kenya and naval equipment to China.

Related: UK increases arms sales to repressive regimes

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