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UK Arms Trade

After declaring an "ethical foreign policy", the UK continues to sell arms to over 50 countries with civil wars and ethnic conflicts.

Arms worth $550 million are sold to Israel (occupying Palestine), India (oppression in Kashmir), Russia (in Chechnya), Sri Lanka (against the Tamil north), Nigeria (a military government), Indonesia (against its minorities), Philippines (against the Muslim south), Algeria (a military government) and Pakistan (a military government).

$179 million goes to Turkey while it is oppressing government opponents and its Kurdish population. Saudi Arabia (an absolute monarchy with no elections) receives arms worth $33 million. Non-democratic China receives $50 million worth of arms.

The UK sells arms to 130 countries in a trade worth $8,000 million.

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