UK refuses to suspend Egypt arms sales

Guardian, 8 Feb 2011 - Britain sold £16.4m worth of arms to Egypt in 2009, according to the Campaign Against the Arms Trade.

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The criteria says that arms will not be sold to countries or regions where they would exacerbate tensions and contribute to the abuse of human rights. However, Britain sold £16.4m worth of arms to Egypt in 2009, the last year for which figures are available, according to the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (Caat). 81 export licences were approved for a wide range of weapons systems components.

EU countries have dramatically increased their arms sales to north African countries in recent years, from €372m to €2bn, according to the European Network Against Arms Trade.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/08/uk-arms-exports-egypt