THE INDEPENDENT – Britain is now the second biggest arms dealer in the world, official government figures show – with most of the weapons fuelling deadly conflicts in the Middle East.
Two-thirds of the weapons sold by the UK since 2010 went to Middle Eastern countries, including those featured on the UK’s human rights watch list, reports The Independent.
Statistics also show Britain has sold more arms than Russia, China or France over the last ten years. The US was ranked as the number one exporter.
A spokesman for the UK Trade and Investment said: ‘The UK is one of the world’s most successful defence exporters, averaging second place in the global rankings on a rolling ten-year basis, making it Europe’s leading defence exporter in the period.’
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