Amnesty International urges Greece to scrap Saudi arms sale amid war on Yemen

 

Amnesty International has demanded that Greece scrap a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia as Riyadh has been leading a brutal military campaign against Yemen for more than two years. 

In a statement released on Monday, the leading global rights organization voiced deep concern over the proposed deal, saying the weapons could be used against civilians in the ongoing war in Yemen.

Elsewhere in the statement, the Britain-based group said that there was a "real danger" that thousands of artillery shells would be used by the Saudi-led military coalition against the impoverished country. 

The deal, worth an estimated 66 million euros ($78.3 million), has been strongly criticized by Greek opposition parties, while at least two lawmakers in the ruling left-wing Syriza party have also called for its cancelation.

 

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