Tobias Ellwood admits parliament was misled over Saudi Arabia’s use of cluster-bombs | Daily Mail Online

A United Nations report last month found that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for killing more than 500 children in its year-long campaign of airstrikes.Oliver Sprague, Amnesty UK’s arms programme director, said: ‘It’s staggering that such a shameful admission is made at the eleventh hour on the last day of parliament.’The U-turn is a major embarrassment for newly appointed Chancellor Philip Hammond, who, as Foreign Secretary, was adamant that there was no question of abuses.In January, he said: ‘I regularly review the situation with my own advisers and have discussed it on numerous occasions with my Saudi counterpart.‘Our judgement is that there is no evidence that international humanitarian law has been breached, but we shall continue to review the situation regularly.’

Source: Tobias Ellwood admits parliament was misled over Saudi Arabia’s use of cluster-bombs | Daily Mail Online

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