TV News LIES

Sunday, Jul 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News War Arms trade to repressive regimes largely from US, Russia and Europe

Arms trade to repressive regimes largely from US, Russia and Europe

E-mail Print PDF

military weaponsArms shipments to repressive regimes in the Middle East and North Africa were largely from the United States, Russian and Europe, Amnesty International said.

Amnesty International, in an assessment of arms transfers, referred to a "stark failure" of arms exports controls across the board. The rights group said that, before the Arab Spring, the United States, Russian and several European countries supplied huge quantities of weapons to repressive regimes in the region.

"Governments that now say they stand in solidarity with people across the Middle East and North Africa are the very same as those who until recently supplied the weapons, bullets and military and police equipment that were used to kill, injure and arbitrarily detain thousands of peaceful protesters in states such as Tunisia and Egypt and are even now being deployed by security forces in Syria and Yemen," said Helen Hughes, an arms trade researcher for Amnesty International.

Washington was criticized for delivering aid to countries known to use child soldiers, though the White House said the assistance was in the national interest. Meanwhile, the State Department said it was reviewing a multimillion-dollar arms deal with Bahrain because of human rights concerns.

More...

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


Scathing report in Britain slams Tony Blair over Iraq War

Blair must face war crimes trialThe Iraq war was mounted on flawed intelligence, was executed with “wholly inadequate” planning, and ended...

U.S. Killed Up To 116 Civilians In Drone Strikes Outside War Zones, White House Says

Civilians killed by dronesPresident Barack Obama’s government said on Friday it inadvertently killed up to 116 civilians in strikes...

Obama slows troop withdrawal in Afghanistan; 8,400 staying through 2016

Afghan troop cdrawdown to be postponedPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a slowing in the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Afghanistan...

Iraqi, U.S. airstrikes destroy 500 Islamic State vehicles fleeing Fallujah

Coalition aristrikesHundreds of Islamic State vehicles fleeing the city of Fallujah have been destroyed by airstrikes in...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!