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Weapons Provided by Canada Fueling Aggression in Yemen: UN

Weapons provided by Western powers are fueling the six-year-old conflict in Yemen, marked by deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, United Nations investigators said on Wednesday.

Britain, Canada, France and the United States continued their support to the warring sides, the UN panel said, “including through arms transfers, thereby helping to perpetuate the conflict.”

“This year we added Canada because there has been an uptick in arms sales by Canada in 2019,” said panel member Ardi Imseis, adding that Spain, Poland and Italy had also sold arms.

“We therefore reiterate our call for states to stop transferring arms to the parties to the conflict,” said Imseis, a Canadian law professor.

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