UK authorised £1.4bn of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after exports resumed

Campaigners accuse ministers of ‘putting profit before Yemeni lives’ as figures revealed

British officials authorised the export of almost £1.4bn of weapons to Saudi Arabia in the quarter after the UK resumed sales of weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen.

Campaigners accused ministers of “putting profit before Yemeni lives” and said the figures highlighted the discrepancy between the UK and the US, which under President Joe Biden halted similar arms sales to Riyadh last week.

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